Unveiling a bright digital future for Washington
The Biden-Harris Administration’s “Internet for All” initiative is all set to make a significant impact on Washington, with a grant of over $1.23 billion earmarked for enhancing Internet infrastructure across the state.
“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 role in Washington
The BEAD program, a major part of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, has designated an amount of $1,227,742,066.30 to be allocated to Washington.
How BEAD funding impacts Washington’s digital connectivity
This funding is aimed at developing or enhancing broadband networks in Washington, ensuring reliable, affordable, and high-speed Internet access for all residents.
The essential role of high-speed Internet in Washington
As per Mitch Landrieu, White House Infrastructure Coordinator, the necessity of Internet access is undeniable, and the allocated grant is expected to make a significant difference in the lives of Washingtonians.
Dissecting the BEAD funding allocation for Washington
With this substantial financial support from the BEAD program, a new era of digital inclusivity is set to dawn for Washington.
Visualizing a digitally inclusive Washington
The funding allocation is a major step towards a future where everyone in Washington has access to the digital economy, driving long-term growth and progress in the state.
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|