Oklahoma’s broadband landscape to evolve with Biden-Harris’ grant
Oklahoma is set to receive a massive boost of over $797 million from the Biden-Harris Administration to fortify its high-speed Internet landscape.
“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 Oklahoma
The Biden-Harris Administration’s BEAD program, born out of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, is injecting $797,435,691.25 into Oklahoma’s Internet framework.
The influence of the BEAD on Oklahoma’s digital arena
This considerable funding is expected to bolster Oklahoma’s digital economy, trigger the local manufacturing of fiber-optic cables, and create jobs connected to Internet infrastructure advancement.
The importance of high-speed Internet in Oklahoma
Mitch Landrieu, Senior Advisor to the President and White House Infrastructure Coordinator, emphasized, “High-speed Internet is a necessity in today’s society.” This investment underscores the determination of the Biden-Harris administration to make high-speed Internet universally accessible across Oklahoma.
Oklahoma’s BEAD funding specifics
The BEAD program has assigned $797,435,691.25 to Oklahoma to fortify broadband networks and provide accessible, cost-effective, high-speed Internet service to all residents.
Forward-thinking: Oklahoma’s digital architecture
This significant investment in Oklahoma’s digital architecture encapsulates the principles of long-termism. It will not only bring immediate enhancements but also establish a pathway for sustained socio-economic growth, and a future where no Oklahoman is left behind in the digital space.
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|