Reimagining the broadband technology workforce - Nicol Turner Lee and Brady Tavernier, Brookings

Employment opportunities to install, maintain, and troubleshoot high-speed broadband systems have gotten a boost from the federal government, presenting new opportunities for workers outside of service sector industries, like retail store sales associates, product delivery drivers, and other occupations. Passed in 2021, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) is expected to create up to 200,000 jobs for broadband deployment, which will need a ready and able workforce. 

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