Bridging the digital divide with major infrastructure investment in Utah
Utah is on the brink of a digital transformation with the allocation of over $300 million from the high-speed Internet grant, part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s “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 impact of the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program in Utah
Utah is expected to receive $317,399,741.54 from the BEAD program, a cornerstone of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
What BEAD funding means for Utah’s digital connectivity
The generous funding will be utilized to expand or upgrade broadband networks in Utah, aiming to bring high-speed Internet to everyone in the state.
High-speed Internet: An essential service for Utah
Emphasizing the fundamental importance of Internet access in today’s society, Mitch Landrieu, Senior Advisor to the President and White House Infrastructure Coordinator, stated the immense value this funding holds for Utah.
Deciphering the BEAD funding allocation for Utah
The BEAD program’s funds allocated to Utah are set to foster an environment of digital inclusivity with affordable, reliable, and universal access to high-speed Internet.
Envisioning the future: A digitally connected Utah
This robust investment signals a promising future for Utah, with 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|