Expanding High-Speed Internet Access in Arizona: A Federal Initiative
In a major boost to high-speed Internet access, the Biden-Harris administration is allocating nearly $1 billion to Arizona as part of the ‘Investing in America’ agenda, aiming to eliminate the digital divide.
“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 Influence of Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program in Arizona
Arizona’s share of the investment comes from the $42.45 billion Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program. The state will receive $993,112,231.37 for local grant programs, bringing potential for job growth and economic advancement.
The Impending Digital and Economic Revolution in Arizona
This funding will expand digital economy access, promote local fiber-optic cable production, and create jobs through Internet infrastructure development.
High-Speed Internet: Vital for Today’s Arizona
“High-speed Internet is a necessity in today’s society,” stated Mitch Landrieu, Senior Advisor to the President and White House Infrastructure Coordinator. The Biden-Harris administration’s significant investment underscores their commitment to delivering Internet access to every corner of Arizona.
Arizona’s BEAD Funding Allocation
Arizona is slated to receive $993,112,231.37 from the BEAD program. These funds will be critical for deploying or upgrading broadband networks, assuring access to reliable, affordable, high-speed Internet service.
Long-Term Impact: Fostering Economic and Social Growth in Arizona
The long-term benefits of this investment are immense, potentially driving economic and social progress in Arizona for the foreseeable future. This initiative, firmly rooted in the principles of long-termism, offers not only immediate improvements but also a brighter, more connected future for Arizona.
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|