The state of Oregon to reap benefits from Biden-Harris’ initiative
Oregon’s high-speed Internet connectivity is set to see a major boost, with a windfall of over $688 million from the Biden-Harris Administration.
“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’s role in Oregon
Through the Biden-Harris Administration’s BEAD program, a part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Oregon is set to receive a total of $688,914,932.17.
BEAD’s transformative impact on Oregon’s Internet landscape
The significant funding from BEAD will transform Oregon’s digital economy, catalyze local manufacturing of fiber-optic cables, and create numerous jobs building Internet infrastructure.
The necessity of high-speed Internet in Oregon
“Access to Internet service is necessary for work, education, healthcare, and more,” stated Alan Davidson, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communication and Information, emphasizing the need for robust Internet access across Oregon.
Details of Oregon’s BEAD funding
Oregon’s allocation of $688,914,932.17 from the BEAD program will be channeled towards strengthening its broadband networks and ensuring universal access to reliable, affordable, high-speed Internet services.
Looking forward: The transformation of Oregon’s digital sector
This monumental funding represents a visionary leap towards Oregon’s digital future. The move underscores principles of long-termism by setting the groundwork for sustainable growth and a fully connected, inclusive digital future for all in Oregon.
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|