A New Era of High-Speed Internet in Florida: Federal Initiative Breaks Ground
Florida is set to receive over $1 billion for high-speed Internet access, a cornerstone of the Biden-Harris administration’s ‘Investing in America’ agenda aimed at overcoming 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.
Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program’s Impact in Florida
The allocation to Florida is part of the $42.45 billion Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program. The state is charged with administering $1,169,947,392.70 for local grant initiatives, priming the state for potential job growth and robust economic expansion.
Catalyzing Florida’s Digital Advancement and Economic Progress
The funding is expected to broaden participation in the digital economy, encourage local fiber-optic cable production, and spur job growth in Internet infrastructure development.
High-Speed Internet: A Modern-Day Necessity in Florida
“High-speed Internet is a necessity in today’s society,” noted Mitch Landrieu, Senior Advisor to the President and White House Infrastructure Coordinator. This substantial investment by the Biden-Harris administration reinforces their commitment to making Internet access a reality for all Florida residents.
Florida’s BEAD Funding Allocation
Florida will receive $1,169,947,392.70 from the BEAD program. This vital funding will be utilized to deploy or upgrade broadband networks, ensuring access to reliable, affordable, high-speed Internet services.
Looking to the Future: Driving Economic and Social Improvements in Florida
In harmony with the principles of long-termism, this investment is expected to drive economic and social advancement in Florida for years to come. Beyond immediate enhancements, the initiative lays the foundation for a more digitally connected future for the Sunshine State.
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|