Digital connectivity in South Dakota due for a transformation
South Dakota is primed for a digital revolution as the Biden-Harris Administration implements a high-speed Internet grant worth over $207 million as part of 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.
The Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program’s significance in South Dakota
South Dakota is due to receive a total of $207,227,523.92 from the BEAD program, an integral part of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
BEAD funding: A leap forward for South Dakota’s digital connectivity
The allocation from the BEAD program will accelerate the deployment or upgrade of broadband networks in South Dakota, ensuring high-speed Internet becomes available to all South Dakotans.
High-speed Internet: Essential for South Dakota’s society
The Internet is not a luxury, but a necessity in today’s society, as affirmed by Mitch Landrieu, Senior Advisor to the President and White House Infrastructure Coordinator. This funding further emphasizes this fact for South Dakotans.
The BEAD funding allocation for South Dakota: Details
The funding allocation for South Dakota will contribute to creating a digital environment marked by affordability, reliability, and universal access to high-speed Internet, thus promoting digital inclusivity.
Long-term implications: A digitally inclusive South Dakota
Thanks to this significant funding, South Dakota is looking forward to a future of digital inclusivity, enhanced connectivity, and long-term growth in the digital economy.
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|