Extensive Internet infrastructure enhancement planned for Virginia
In a significant step for the Biden-Harris Administration’s “Internet for All” initiative, Virginia is slated to receive over $1.48 billion for Internet infrastructure expansion.
“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 Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program’s effect in Virginia
Virginia has been identified to receive $1,481,489,572.87 from the BEAD program, an integral part of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
How BEAD funding bolsters Virginia’s digital connectivity
This funding is destined for the development or enhancement of broadband networks across Virginia, aiming to ensure universal access to high-speed Internet.
The necessity of high-speed Internet in Virginia
As highlighted by White House Infrastructure Coordinator, Mitch Landrieu, Internet access isn’t just a comfort—it’s a necessity. This grant holds immense importance for Virginia.
Unraveling the BEAD funding allocation for Virginia
This considerable financial aid from the BEAD program is set to usher in a new era of digital inclusivity for Virginia, with affordable, reliable, and high-speed Internet access for all residents.
Picturing a digitally inclusive future for Virginia
The allotment of these funds signifies a considerable step towards a future where every Virginian has access to the digital economy, fostering long-term growth and progress.
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|