Senator Britt strongly believes that an individual’s zip code should not dictate what opportunities they have in life, and it’s clear that access to high-speed internet in every corner of Alabama has become increasingly important.  A 21st century workforce with 21st century opportunities requires 21st century infrastructure that includes access to high-speed internet. 

High-speed internet access is now an essential tool to facilitate educational opportunities for students in their own homes, so they don’t have to drive to the nearest fast-food restaurant to do their homework. It enables expanded access to telehealth services for Alabamians of all ages and zip codes, so they don’t have to drive long distances to find a hospital or access primary care. For our farmers and cattlemen who use high-tech equipment and engage in precision agriculture, modern internet access ensures their operations remain competitive and efficient. Small businesses, whether they are along Main Street or start-ups in homes, all need quality internet connectivity to process credit and debit card transactions. Senator Britt will continue to fight to grow good-paying jobs and ensure that hardworking Alabamians can thrive in safe, strong communities by increasing access to high-speed internet.

Most recently, Senator Britt voted in support of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2024 that included strategic funding for Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development, as well as Energy and Water Development. The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Act included over $42 million in directed spending secured by Senator Britt to modernize and upgrade transportation infrastructure in local communities across Alabama. These investments in key Alabama priorities include improvements to roads in rural communities, regional airports, and inland port infrastructure that would improve safety while also empowering economic development and creating jobs in local communities. Additionally, Senator Britt secured almost $73 million in directed spending in the Energy and Water Development Act for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This includes over $20 million to revitalize and repair the George W. Andrews Lock and Dam and over $18 million to support maintenance dredging, disposal area maintenance, and recreation facilities on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. These funds are also used for the operation and maintenance of locks and dams along the Waterway including the Demopolis Lock.