North Dakota to Benefit from $130 Million High-Speed Internet Grant
The Biden-Harris Administration announces an allocation of over $130 million for North Dakota’s high-speed Internet access advancement.
“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.
Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program in North Dakota
The Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program has committed $130,162,815.12 towards the improvement of Internet services in North Dakota.
Bolstering Digital Access and Economy in North Dakota
This BEAD funding aims to enhance North Dakota’s digital economy, stimulate local fiber-optic cable manufacturing, and generate job opportunities in Internet infrastructure development.
High-Speed Internet: Essential for North Dakotans
In Mitch Landrieu’s words, Senior Advisor to the President and White House Infrastructure Coordinator, “High-speed Internet is a necessity in today’s society.” This considerable investment confirms the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to extend high-speed Internet access to all North Dakotans.
BEAD Funding Allocation for North Dakota
North Dakota has been allocated $130,162,815.12 through the BEAD program. These funds will be used to augment broadband networks, assuring affordable, reliable, high-speed Internet service for all citizens.
Long-Term Implications: Strengthening North Dakota’s Digital Infrastructure
Reflecting the principles of long-termism, this monetary investment encourages not just immediate benefits—it fosters sustained socio-economic development in North Dakota, encouraging a future where digital inclusion is the norm.
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|