Ohio’s Internet accessibility set for transformation with Biden-Harris’ grant
The Biden-Harris Administration is allotting over $793 million to Ohio, aimed at enhancing the state’s high-speed Internet accessibility.
“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.
The Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program in Ohio
The BEAD program, courtesy of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, pledges $793,688,107.63 to boost Internet services across Ohio.
The BEAD’s impact on Ohio’s digital landscape
This substantial investment is projected to rejuvenate Ohio’s digital economy, facilitate local manufacturing of fiber-optic cables, and generate jobs tied to Internet infrastructure development.
The necessity of high-speed Internet in Ohio
According to Mitch Landrieu, Senior Advisor to the President and White House Infrastructure Coordinator, “High-speed Internet is a necessity in today’s society.” This generous funding underlines the commitment of the Biden-Harris administration to make high-speed Internet accessible for every Ohioan.
Ohio’s BEAD funding breakdown
The BEAD program has allocated $793,688,107.63 to Ohio for enhancing broadband networks and providing affordable, reliable, high-speed Internet service to its citizens.
A look ahead: Ohio’s digital infrastructure
This major investment in Ohio’s digital infrastructure embodies the principles of long-termism, not only yielding immediate improvements but also paving the way for sustained socio-economic growth and a future where all Ohioans are part of the digital landscape.
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|