Fixing rural broadband has been a top issue for a decade or more. Bipartisan interest in passing an Infrastructure package next Congress, and the recognition that improving digital infrastructure in rural areas is as critical as shoring up roads and bridges improves the odds something can happen. The new Democratic House Majority is making infrastructure a high priority. https://www.democraticleader.gov/newsroom/press-releases/11718-4/. There is no dispute on the scope of the problem: too many Americans lack access to internet service at adequate speeds and are being left behind in the 21st Century economy. What is missing is agreement on the solution. Previous attempts.