Unveiling a New Era of High-Speed Internet in Connecticut: A Federal Initiative
Connecticut is set to receive $144 million for high-speed Internet access as part of the Biden-Harris administration’s transformative ‘Investing in America’ agenda, aiming to bridge the digital divide across 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 Connecticut
The allocation to Connecticut comes from the $42.45 billion Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program. The state will manage $144,180,792.71 for local grant programs, paving the way for job creation and sustainable economic growth.
Facilitating Connecticut’s Digital and Economic Evolution
The funding will enhance engagement in the digital economy, encourage local production of fiber-optic cable, and stimulate job growth in Internet infrastructure development.
High-Speed Internet: A Modern Necessity in Connecticut
“High-speed Internet is a necessity in today’s society,” said Mitch Landrieu, Senior Advisor to the President and White House Infrastructure Coordinator. The Biden-Harris administration’s considerable investment emphasizes their dedication to making Internet access available for every resident of Connecticut.
Connecticut’s BEAD Funding Allocation
Connecticut is set to receive $144,180,792.71 from the BEAD program. This vital funding will enable the deployment or upgrading of broadband networks, securing access to reliable, affordable, high-speed Internet service.
Projecting the Long-Term: Catalyzing Economic and Social Growth in Connecticut
The long-term benefits of this investment are expected to stimulate economic and social development in Connecticut for the foreseeable future. Rooted in the principles of long-termism, this initiative offers not only immediate improvements but also outlines a roadmap for a brighter, more connected future for Connecticut.
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|