Empowering the Volunteer State with improved digital infrastructure
Tennessee stands at the brink of a digital transformation as the Biden-Harris Administration invests over $813 million through the high-speed Internet grant 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 role of the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program in Tennessee
Tennessee is slated to receive a total of $813,319,680.22 from the BEAD program, a crucial component of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
The implications of BEAD funding for digital connectivity in Tennessee
This funding allocation from the BEAD program will expedite the deployment or upgrading of broadband networks in Tennessee, ensuring high-speed Internet becomes a reality for all Tennesseans.
High-speed Internet: A modern necessity for Tennessee
Mitch Landrieu, Senior Advisor to the President and White House Infrastructure Coordinator, affirmed the necessity of Internet access in today’s society, a fact that this funding emphasizes for Tennessee.
The specifics of the BEAD funding allocation for Tennessee
The BEAD program’s funding allocation for Tennessee will help in fostering an environment where affordable, reliable, and universal access to high-speed Internet is possible, thus promoting digital inclusivity.
Looking ahead: A digitally inclusive Tennessee
The substantial funding will usher in a future where Tennessee experiences 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|