Transforming the Lone Star State with major digital infrastructure investment
Texas is about to experience an unprecedented digital upgrade as the Biden-Harris Administration invests over $3 billion 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.
Impact of the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program in Texas
Texas is set to receive an impressive $3,312,616,455.45 from the BEAD program, a significant aspect of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
What BEAD funding means for Texas’s digital connectivity
This substantial funding will drive the expansion or upgrading of broadband networks in Texas, bringing high-speed Internet closer to all Texans.
High-speed Internet: An essential service for Texas
Mitch Landrieu, Senior Advisor to the President and White House Infrastructure Coordinator, has underlined the essential nature of Internet access in today’s society, a message echoed in this sizable funding for Texas.
Understanding the BEAD funding allocation for Texas
The funds allocated to Texas via the BEAD program will help foster an environment where affordable, reliable, and universal access to high-speed Internet becomes a reality, enhancing digital inclusivity.
Looking to the future: A digitally connected Texas
This significant investment promises a future where Texas benefits from digital inclusivity, increased connectivity, and long-term development 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|