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After 18 months of this pandemic, 5th District Congresswoman Jahana Hayes says it's clear that access to the internet is essential.  But she says outdated federal law puts access in jeopardy, threatening the funding for critical programs to make the internet accessible in high need schools and communities and those living in rural areas. She introduced the Preventing Disruptions to Universal Services Funds Act to ensure that federal broadband programs remain active through the remainder of this crisis decreasing the digital divide.  In April 2020, Pew Research Center reported 40 percent of children used public Wi-Fi to complete schoolwork due to lack of internet access.

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