Expanding digital inclusivity in the U.S. Virgin Islands
The Biden-Harris administration has allocated $27 million to the U.S. Virgin Islands in a massive push to enhance the territory’s high-speed internet access.
“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.
BEAD program: Digital transformation for the U.S. Virgin Islands
The Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program’s funding of $27,103,240.86 to the U.S. Virgin Islands is set to catalyze the territory’s digital connectivity.
Enhancing the digital landscape of the U.S. Virgin Islands
With the BEAD grant, the U.S. Virgin Islands will significantly upgrade their broadband networks to provide reliable, affordable, and high-speed internet service for all residents.
How the U.S. Virgin Islands will benefit from high-speed Internet
The internet infrastructure expansion will dramatically improve numerous sectors, including work, education, healthcare, and more, greatly enhancing life quality for the territory’s residents.
The BEAD investment: A beacon for the U.S. Virgin Islands’ digital future
This hefty investment symbolizes a significant move towards bridging the digital divide and ensuring internet access for all inhabitants of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The U.S. Virgin Islands’ journey to a prosperous digital future
With the incoming expansion of internet infrastructure, the U.S. Virgin Islands is gearing up for sustainable development and economic growth, ushering in a new era of digital prosperity.
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|