The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) provides more than $65 billion for broadband infrastructure. The bulk of these funds will be administered by state governments. States must first finalize Five-Year Action Plans for federal review before cities can take advantage of these new opportunities to expand access to reliable, affordable, high-speed internet service.
Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program
The BEAD program consists of a two-tiered system in which the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) distributes program formula funding to states, who then host subgrant competitions to distribute the funding.
Bridging the Gap
Closing the Digital Divide
Webinar Summary – Tech and Innovation Center Series: Navigating Broadband Opportunities
Making the most of the historic opportunity for universal access to high-speed Internet and full digital literacy.
Key External Resources
Fact Sheets on How the Internet Works and Connections to Policy:
Alternative Models to Deployment:
Memos to State Offices on Specific Issues: