In a new Medium post this morning, 2020 presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar outlined her plans for infrastructure spending, which she says will be “her top budget priority.” The bulk of the plan details what you’d more or less expect from a Democratic presidential candidate, including the repair and replacement of roads and bridges, reliable public transit, investment in schools and housing and a focus on green energy.
But the Minnesota Senator also details an interesting approach to the internet. Namely, Klobuchar wants to bridge the rural internet divide, with plans to connect every American household with broadband internet by 2022. It’s a bold plan, but more importantly, it points to a shift in America’s expectations of Internet connectivity, from privilege to right. In recent years,