A monumental step towards digital inclusion in American Samoa
American Samoa, the unincorporated territory of the United States located in the South Pacific Ocean, is set to make major strides in digital inclusion with an injection of $37 million from the Biden-Harris administration.
“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 reaches American Samoa
The BEAD program, under President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, has allocated $37,564,827.53 towards bolstering the digital infrastructure of American Samoa.
American Samoa’s current digital landscape: The dawn of transformation
This investment will be directed towards the deployment or upgrade of broadband networks in American Samoa, ensuring that all residents have access to reliable, affordable, and high-speed internet services.
Access to high-speed Internet: A game-changer for American Samoa
As White House Infrastructure Coordinator, Mitch Landrieu, pointed out, access to high-speed Internet will revolutionize daily life in American Samoa, making it a critical component for the island’s future development.
Decoding the BEAD funding allocation for American Samoa
The BEAD program’s contribution marks a significant milestone in American Samoa’s journey towards digital inclusion and access.
The future of American Samoa: An interconnected island
With this critical funding, American Samoa is poised for a digital transformation that will benefit its residents and the overall economy for the long term.
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|