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This week FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr revealed that not one American has been connected with high-speed internet with the $42.5 billion in funding set aside for this purpose in the 2021 infrastructure bill.

“In fact, [the Biden Administration] now says that no construction projects will even start until 2025 at earliest,” he wrote.

And why? Because “the Biden Admin has been layering a partisan political agenda on top of this $42.45B program – a liberal wish list that has nothing to do with connecting Americans. Climate change mandates, tech biases, DEI requirements, favoring government-run networks + more.”

On tonight’s episode of the Fox News Channel program “The Ingraham Angle,” Project 21 Chairman Horace Cooper, fellow panelist Ned Ryun and host Laura Ingraham talked about how Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) requirements in particular stifle innovation and efficiency.

Horace drew from his own family’s experiences with race-based Jim Crow laws as he said:

Here’s my observation: This administration loves the idea of government intervention in the marketplace.

Jim Crow, in a lot of ways, was government intervention in the marketplace. When my grandfather wanted to run a dry cleaning service, Jim Crow said, “No, no, no. We’ve got this set aside for someone else.”

My grandfather eventually got his dry cleaning service. How many Americans are ever going to get a charging station? How many Americans are ever going to get internet connectivity if all of these government interventions specifically on the basis of race are just continually unleashed?

Author: The National Center