Pioneering a new era of connectivity in the Northern Mariana Islands
The Biden-Harris administration has awarded the Northern Mariana Islands an $80 million grant as part of their ambitious 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.
BEAD program: A windfall for the Northern Mariana Islands
Through the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program, Northern Mariana Islands has been granted $80,796,709.02 to boost its digital landscape.
Internet infrastructure: The upcoming transformation in Northern Mariana Islands
These funds will be directed towards enhancing the broadband networks in the Northern Mariana Islands, paving the way for reliable, affordable, and high-speed internet service.
Internet connectivity: A catalyst for change in Northern Mariana Islands
The infrastructure upgrade will revolutionize multiple sectors within the Northern Mariana Islands, including work, education, and healthcare, according to Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communication and Information Alan Davidson.
What does BEAD’s investment mean for Northern Mariana Islands?
This investment represents a leap towards bridging the digital divide and ensuring equitable access to the internet for all residents of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Northern Mariana Islands in the digital age: The long-term outlook
With the upcoming expansion in internet infrastructure, the Northern Mariana Islands are positioned for sustainable development, enhanced connectivity, and economic progress, leaving a lasting legacy for future generations.
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|