Lack of accurate maps could paralyze Democrats’ COVID-19 broadband buildout

House Democrats want $80 billion for high-speed internet in rural areas hit by the virus and its accompanying economic chaos. But the combination of bad coverage maps and a new law may delay that plan for months, if not longer.

House Majority Whip James Clyburn and Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. during a Wednesday news conference to announce members of the House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis
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