There’s a whole lot about America’s pandemic experience squeezed into this lede from the NYT’s Rukmini Callimachi: “By the time Precious Coleman returned home from her overnight shift at a casino, it was past 9 in the morning. It had been another night of dealing with belligerent patrons who refused to wear their face masks and drunks who needed to be escorted to the curb. Her eyes stung. More than anything, she wanted to fall into bed. But her 11-year-old son, Jordyn, was waiting for her. Or, more specifically, for her cellphone: Because their Mississippi apartment has no internet, Jordyn uses her phone to log into his virtual classroom two days a week.” ‘I Used to Like School’: An 11-Year-Old’s Struggle With Pandemic Learning.

+ Broadband cos paid for 8.5M fake net neutrality comments. (That money would have been a lot better spent on … broadband.)