Ushering in a New High-Speed Internet Age in Delaware: Federal Initiative Takes Lead
Delaware is set to receive over $107 million for high-speed Internet access, an integral part of the Biden-Harris administration’s ‘Investing in America’ initiative aimed at tackling the digital divide statewide.
“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’s Impact in Delaware
The allocation to Delaware is part of the $42.45 billion Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program. The state is tasked with administering $107,748,384.66 for local grant initiatives, catalyzing potential for job creation and sustainable economic expansion.
Boosting Delaware’s Digital Progress and Economic Growth
The funding is expected to enhance participation in the digital economy, promote local fiber-optic cable production, and fuel job growth in Internet infrastructure development.
High-Speed Internet: An Indispensable Asset in Today’s Delaware
Senior Advisor to the President and White House Infrastructure Coordinator, Mitch Landrieu, observed, “High-speed Internet is a necessity in today’s society.” This substantial investment by the Biden-Harris administration underlines their commitment to making Internet access a reality for all Delaware residents.
Delaware’s BEAD Funding Allocation
Delaware will receive $107,748,384.66 from the BEAD program. This vital funding will be used to deploy or upgrade broadband networks, ensuring access to reliable, affordable, high-speed Internet services.
Envisioning the Long-Term: Igniting Economic and Social Advancements in Delaware
In line with long-termism, this investment is expected to stimulate economic and social progress in Delaware for years to come. Besides immediate enhancements, the initiative lays the groundwork for a more digitally connected future for Delaware.
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|