Last week, the Biden administration outlined a massive infrastructure plan that includes $100 billion toward giving all Americans access to broadband internet. Some companies have protested this decision, but Amazon evidently isn’t one of them.
“We support the Biden Administration’s focus on making bold investments in American infrastructure. Both Democrats and Republicans have supported infrastructure in the past, and it’s the right time to work together to make this happen,” CEO Jeff Bezos, the richest person in the world, said in a statement. “We recognize the investment will require concessions from all sides–both on the specifics of what’s included as well as how it’s paid for (we’re supportive of a rise in the corporate tax rate).”
It makes sense that Amazon would be in favor of this plan, as its streaming services–both Amazon Prime Video and Amazon Luna–would benefit from all Americans having access, particularly if data caps were eliminated.
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