The Senate recently passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a bipartisan $1 trillion investment in the country’s physical infrastructure, which allocates $65 billion in broadband spending and is awaiting action by the House.

In this episode, Kris Pusok sits down with former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, to discuss what this infrastructure deal means for rural communities and what else policymakers and the industry should be doing to make internet more accessible to unconnected communities. The episode dives into the technology aspect, the public versus private broadband provision, and speed requirements to achieve progress in closing the digital divide.