Unprecedented boost for Pennsylvania’s high-speed Internet access
In a move set to revolutionize the digital landscape of Pennsylvania, the Biden-Harris Administration has allocated over $1 billion to the state under their “Internet for All” initiative.
“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 influence of the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program in Pennsylvania
The generous funding of $1,161,778,272.41 for Pennsylvania is made possible through the BEAD program, a component of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
How BEAD’s funding will transform Pennsylvania’s Internet landscape
The BEAD program’s substantial funding will dramatically improve Pennsylvania’s digital connectivity, stimulate the local manufacturing of fiber-optic cables, and create a plethora of jobs in Internet infrastructure construction.
The essential role of high-speed Internet in Pennsylvania
“Put simply, high-speed Internet is a necessity in today’s society,” Mitch Landrieu, Senior Advisor to the President and White House Infrastructure Coordinator, said, underlining the importance of this initiative for Pennsylvania’s residents.
The allocation of BEAD funding for Pennsylvania
The allocation of over $1 billion to Pennsylvania will be deployed to upgrade broadband networks, ensuring everyone in the state has access to reliable, affordable, high-speed Internet service.
Looking ahead: A digital future for Pennsylvania
This significant funding propels Pennsylvania into a promising digital future. It demonstrates a commitment to long-term, sustainable growth and the creation of an inclusive digital society for all Pennsylvanians.
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|