Tyler Cooper of BroadbandNow checked claims of gigabit service from the FCC. He founded that the carriers did not actually sell "gigabit" to a quarter of the claimed homes. Only 56% of addresses listed as "gigabit" could be served at over 900 Mbps. I reviewed the findings with him. For certainty, more than 75 addresses need to be tested but his methods were sensible.
Joe Biden wants to spend $20B to bring broadband to unserved rural areas and others in DC are talking $50-80 billion. Given that the recent FCC auction promises to bring 100 Mbps to about 98% of the country, that's a mistake - unless all the data we have being used is mistaken.
95% of the kids without connections could have one if the money is there. Comcast and Chicago are connecting all the kids for ~$10/month. Charter, T-Mobile, Cox, Verizon, and AT&T have similar programs. This is a "just do it."