How technological advancements and access to information continue to drive our society and economy is an issue of equity. Education, utility bills, job and benefits applications, tele-medicine, voter registration, and many other services require broadband access – all essential to fully participate in society. Like water and electricity, fast and reliable broadband is a utility, and it should be regulated as such. In Congress, Marilyn helped craft and voted for legislation bringing over $100 million to Washington state for lowering broadband costs for consumers and building out network infrastructure. She will continue to advocate for universal affordable broadband, focusing particularly on low-income, under-served, and rural communities.