Massive Funding to Propel High-Speed Internet Access Across Nebraska
The Biden-Harris administration is setting in motion an ambitious high-speed Internet initiative in Nebraska, assigning over $405 million in funds to bridge the state’s 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.
Nebraska and the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program
As part of the Biden administration’s Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program, Nebraska is set to receive $405,281,070.41 to enhance local Internet services and stimulate economic growth.
Reinforcing Nebraska’s Digital Economy and Infrastructure
The BEAD program is dedicated to fueling Nebraska’s engagement with the digital economy, encouraging local production of fiber-optic cable, and creating new jobs in the Internet infrastructure sector.
High-Speed Internet: A Fundamental Necessity in Nebraska
“High-speed Internet is a necessity in today’s society,” asserts Mitch Landrieu, Senior Advisor to the President and White House Infrastructure Coordinator. This allocation reinforces the commitment to universal Internet access in Nebraska by the Biden-Harris administration.
Nebraska’s BEAD Funding Allocation
Nebraska’s share of the BEAD program, $405,281,070.41, will be deployed to either establish or upgrade broadband networks, ensuring reliable, affordable, high-speed Internet service for all Nebraskans.
A Future-Forward Perspective: Cultivating Long-Term Economic and Social Prosperity in Nebraska
Reflecting the principles of long-termism, this significant investment not only provides immediate benefits but also helps secure Nebraska’s economic and social progress for years to come. It paves the way for a future where every Nebraskan enjoys digital inclusion.
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|