Today many Americans lack access to affordable, reliable high speed internet.
The BEAD Program includes $42 billion for high-speed internet access.
What is the target of this infrastructure funding?
- UNSERVED locations with no access to 25/3 Mbps
- UNDERSERVED locations with no access to 100/20 Mbps
Key Questions When Preparing Application
- Will these projects result in coverage for everyone in this state or territory?
- How will this project serve communities of color and address historic lack of investment in underrepresented communities?
- Will this project result in affordable internet service for consumers?
- What technology will be used to deploy the network and what speed will it provide to consumers? How easily will this technology scale over time?
- How long will it take to build the network?
- Does the applicant have a demonstrated record of compliance with federal labor and employment laws?
- How does this project account for climate change risks?
- Is this project sustainable, and can it provide a lasting solution for the community it serves?
Eligible entities must conduct coordination with local governments, Tribes, community orgs, and individuals within their jurisdiction.
Email info@wncbroadband to get involved.
Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program | Internet for All. Internetforall.gov. Published 2022. Accessed May 15, 2022. https://www.internetforall.gov/program/broadband-equity-access-and-deployment-bead-program