President Biden delivers remarks on his Bidenomics agenda in North Carolina — 1/18/2024

President Biden delivers remarks on his Bidenomics agenda in North Carolina — 1/18/2024

President Biden's Visit to Raleigh, North Carolina

  • President Biden visits Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Governor Cooper welcomes President Biden and highlights the important investments made in the state with his help.
  • Goals of the state include better education, job training, clean energy, Medicaid expansion, and high-speed internet access.
  • President Biden's administration has provided funds for quality child care, private clean energy investments, lower prescription drug prices, and more.
  • The focus of the visit is on the importance of high-speed internet access for all.

High-Speed Internet Access

  • North Carolina has been working to connect every business and home to high-speed internet.
  • Progress was being made with the help of grants and state funding.
  • President Biden's funding from the American Rescue Plan and the bipartisan infrastructure law has greatly accelerated the efforts.
  • The state will be investing hundreds of millions, soon to be billions, of dollars in high-speed internet.
  • President Biden announces an additional $82 million investment to connect 16,000 more homes and businesses.
  • The goal is to provide universal high-speed internet access in North Carolina by the end of the decade.
  • Accessibility and affordability are key considerations, and efforts are being made to lower prices and help people afford internet services.

Testimonial from Army Veteran Edward Smith

  • Edward Smith, a retired Army Sergeant First Class, shares his experience with high-speed internet.
  • He mentions the challenges faced when accessing VA benefits, the limitations of slow internet during the pandemic for his grandchildren's schoolwork, and the benefits of high-speed internet for communication and accessing services.
  • President Biden's investment in high-speed internet has greatly improved the lives of Smith's family and community.
  • Smith also mentions President Biden's help with affordable insulin for his neighbors with diabetes.

President Biden's Speech

  • President Biden addresses the crowd, thanking Governor Cooper and other state officials.
  • He highlights the progress being made in investing in America, particularly in high-speed internet access.
  • He compares the importance of high-speed internet today to how electricity was essential a century ago.
  • President Biden announces an additional $82 million investment in North Carolina to connect more homes and businesses.
  • The goal is to connect all remaining homes, schools, libraries, small businesses, and healthcare facilities to high-speed internet by the end of the decade.
  • The investments in infrastructure, including high-speed internet, are creating jobs and improving the economy.
  • President Biden mentions the importance of fair taxation and supporting the middle class.
  • He emphasizes his commitment to being a president for all Americans and working together to achieve progress.
  • President Biden expresses his optimism about America's prospects and the ability to overcome challenges.

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