Federal Aid to Advance High-Speed Internet in Indiana: Reducing the Digital Divide
Indiana is to receive over $868 million for high-speed Internet access as a part of the Biden-Harris administration’s ‘Investing in America’ initiative, addressing the digital divide.
“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.
Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program’s Impact in Indiana
Indiana’s allocation comes from the $42.45 billion Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program. The state will be managing $868,109,929.79 for local grant programs, providing a foundation for job creation and enduring economic growth.
Energizing Indiana’s Digital Transition and Economic Prosperity
The funding is anticipated to expand participation in the digital economy, stimulate local fiber-optic cable production, and catalyze job growth in the Internet infrastructure sector.
High-Speed Internet: A Fundamental Need in Indiana
“High-speed Internet is a necessity in today’s society,” said Mitch Landrieu, Senior Advisor to the President and White House Infrastructure Coordinator. This considerable investment from the Biden-Harris administration underscores their commitment to ensuring Internet access for all Indiana residents.
Indiana’s BEAD Funding Allocation
Indiana is set to receive $868,109,929.79 from the BEAD program. This crucial funding will be used to deploy or upgrade broadband networks, making sure that every resident has access to reliable, affordable, high-speed Internet services.
Looking Ahead: Accelerating Economic and Social Evolution in Indiana
In line with the principles of long-termism, this investment is predicted to drive economic and social development in Indiana for the foreseeable future. Beyond immediate gains, the initiative sets the path for a brighter, more digitally connected future for the Hoosier State.
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|