Major Internet infrastructure upgrade coming to Vermont
As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s “Internet for All” initiative, Vermont is set to receive over $200 million for expanding its Internet infrastructure.
“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.
Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program impact in Vermont
Vermont has been earmarked to receive $228,913,019.08 from the BEAD program, an essential part of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
How BEAD funding enhances Vermont’s digital connectivity
This funding is destined for the expansion or upgrade of broadband networks across Vermont, aiming to provide universal access to high-speed Internet.
The indispensability of high-speed Internet in Vermont
As White House Infrastructure Coordinator, Mitch Landrieu emphasized, Internet access is not a luxury but a necessity. This funding holds immense importance for Vermont.
Decoding the BEAD funding allocation for Vermont
This substantial financial aid from the BEAD program is set to usher in a new era of digital inclusivity for Vermont, with affordable, reliable, and high-speed Internet access for all residents.
Envisioning a digitally inclusive future for Vermont
The allocation of these funds signifies a significant step towards a future where every Vermonter is connected to the digital economy, fostering long-term growth and development.
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|