Ushering in a digital era in Guam through substantial funding
The U.S. territory of Guam is set to witness a digital revolution with the influx of $156 million from the Biden-Harris administration’s high-speed internet initiative.
“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 extends to Guam
Guam is slated to receive a significant $156,831,733.59 from the BEAD program under President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, a crucial step towards strengthening the island’s digital infrastructure.
Digital landscape in Guam: The dawn of a new era
This allocation will fund the deployment and upgrade of broadband networks in Guam, ensuring universal access to reliable, affordable, and high-speed internet services for its residents.
High-speed Internet: A game-changer for Guam
High-speed internet will transform the way residents in Guam live, work, and learn, making this investment a key pillar in Guam’s future development, as highlighted by White House Infrastructure Coordinator, Mitch Landrieu.
Unpacking the BEAD funding allocation for Guam
The generous funding from the BEAD program will serve as a pivotal stepping-stone in Guam’s journey towards digital inclusion and access.
The future of Guam: An interconnected island
The allocation is expected to bring about a digital revolution in Guam, leading to economic growth and improved quality of life for residents, making a profound long-term impact.
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|