What Biden's COVID-19 relief package would do for tech
He will announce the plan on Thursday night.
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President-elect Joe Biden is hoping to push a massive COVID-19 relief bill through Congress in the first few months of his presidency, an ambitious plan that could meet rough partisan headwinds. He will announce the plan on Thursday night.
Here are the sections of the bill that could prove to be a windfall for the tech industry, according to a fact sheet from Biden's team obtained by Protocol.
The COVID-19 relief package does not set aside funding specifically for broadband, unlike previous relief packages that passed through Congress, which included millions to address the so-called "digital divide." It's possible that Biden will push for broadband funding in a future infrastructure package.
Emily Birnbaum ( @birnbaum_e) is a tech policy reporter with Protocol. Her coverage focuses on the U.S. government's attempts to regulate one of the most powerful industries in the world, with a focus on antitrust, privacy and politics. Previously, she worked as a tech policy reporter with The Hill after spending several months as a breaking news reporter. She is a Bethesda, Maryland native and proud Kenyon College alumna.