Biden-Harris Administration Pours Over $196 Million into New Hampshire’s High-Speed Internet Development
In a bid to bridge the digital divide, the Biden-Harris administration is devoting over $196 million to enhance high-speed Internet access across New Hampshire.
“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.
New Hampshire’s Participation in the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program
The Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program has designated $196,560,278.97 to New Hampshire. This funding aims to improve the state’s Internet services and boost economic progress.
Enhancing New Hampshire’s Digital Economy and Infrastructure
The BEAD program seeks to stimulate New Hampshire’s digital economy, support local fiber-optic cable manufacturing, and create job opportunities in the Internet infrastructure domain.
High-Speed Internet: An Essential Service for New Hampshire
Senior Advisor to the President and White House Infrastructure Coordinator, Mitch Landrieu, expressed, “High-speed Internet is a necessity in today’s society.” The allocation highlights the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to ensuring comprehensive Internet access for all in New Hampshire.
New Hampshire’s BEAD Funding Allocation
The BEAD program has allocated $196,560,278.97 to New Hampshire. These funds will be used to develop or upgrade broadband networks, guaranteeing affordable, high-speed Internet service to every resident.
Long-Term Implications: Fostering Economic and Social Advancement in New Hampshire
By adhering to the principles of long-termism, this considerable investment promises not only immediate advantages but also long-term social and economic progress for New Hampshire. It lays the groundwork for a future where digital inclusivity is a reality for all.
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|