Rhode Island’s digital landscape receives a significant upgrade
In a move set to significantly enhance Rhode Island’s high-speed Internet landscape, the Biden-Harris Administration has allocated over $100 million to the state under the “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.
How the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program benefits Rhode Island
The funding, totaling $108,718,820.75 for Rhode Island, comes from the BEAD program, a significant component of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
The transformation of Rhode Island’s Internet through BEAD funding
The BEAD program’s funding will ensure all Rhode Islanders have access to high-speed, reliable, and affordable Internet, opening up new opportunities in work, education, healthcare, and more.
The necessity of high-speed Internet in Rhode Island’s future
As noted by Mitch Landrieu, Senior Advisor to the President and White House Infrastructure Coordinator, “Put simply, high-speed Internet is a necessity in today’s society.” This funding will serve to emphasize this sentiment for all Rhode Islanders.
The specifics of BEAD funding allocation for Rhode Island
Rhode Island will deploy the allocated funds to upgrade and expand its broadband networks, securing universal high-speed Internet access for its residents.
Long-term implications: A more connected Rhode Island
With this substantial funding, Rhode Island steps into a promising future, demonstrating a commitment to long-term growth and inclusivity 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|