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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

Webinar Recording  and  Q&A – Bridging the Gap: Funding Broadband for All (9/26/2023)
Discussion on key insights on the BEAD program and questions about funding and project type

5 Winning Strategies for BEAD Grant Applications

Broadband Funding Opportunities for State and Local Government

Municipal Fiber Deployment Case Story (Waterloo, IA)

Market-Driven Fiber Deployment Case Story (Mesa, AZ)

Closing the Digital Divide 

Webinar Q&A and Slides – Closing the Digital Divide: Broadband Expansion and Middle Mile (8/16/2022)
Comprehensive look at opportunities to expand access to broadband service under the BIL.

5 Winning Strategies for Improving Broadband Access through the BIL 

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.