Wisconsin’s road to improved broadband access
A digital revolution is coming to Wisconsin, thanks to a hefty $1.05 billion grant aimed at bolstering Internet infrastructure throughout the state.
“What this announcement means for people across the country is that if you don’t have access to quality, affordable high-speed Internet service now – you will, thanks to President Biden and his commitment to investing in America,”Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo.
The impact of the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program in Wisconsin
Under President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the BEAD program is allocating a substantial $1,055,823,573.71 for digital growth in Wisconsin.
Changes ahead: BEAD funding and Wisconsin’s Internet landscape
These funds are dedicated to expanding or upgrading broadband networks across Wisconsin, securing reliable, affordable, and high-speed Internet service for all residents.
The critical role of high-speed Internet in Wisconsin
White House Infrastructure Coordinator, Mitch Landrieu, underscores that this funding represents a landmark moment for Wisconsin, making high-speed Internet accessible to all who currently lack it.
Unpacking the BEAD funding allocation for Wisconsin
This generous financial injection from the BEAD program marks a new chapter for digital inclusivity in Wisconsin.
The future of digitally connected Wisconsin
With this funding allocation, Wisconsin stands on the threshold of a brighter, more connected future, making significant strides in closing the digital divide and fostering long-term economic growth.
State allocations and funding details
In total $42.45 billion in funds will be allocated to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five territories.
A detailed list of funding allocations for each state, D.C., and the territories can be found on InternetForAll.Gov.
Here’s how it breaks down:
|District of Columbia||$100,694,786.93|
|Northern Mariana Islands||$80,796,709.02|
|U.S. Virgin Islands||$27,103,240.86|