Broadband access in West Virginia: A brighter future
West Virginia is set to experience a significant digital transformation with a grant of over $1.21 billion aimed at boosting 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 role of the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program in West Virginia
The BEAD program, a key part of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, is designating an impressive $1,210,800,969.85 to West Virginia for digital development.
How BEAD funding will change West Virginia’s Internet landscape
This funding is aimed at deploying or enhancing broadband networks in West Virginia, ensuring every resident has access to reliable, affordable, and high-speed Internet service.
The necessity of high-speed Internet in West Virginia
White House Infrastructure Coordinator, Mitch Landrieu, emphasizes that this funding represents a pivotal moment for West Virginia, bringing high-speed Internet access to those currently without.
Dissecting the BEAD funding allocation for West Virginia
This substantial financial boost from the BEAD program ushers in a new era of digital inclusivity in West Virginia.
Envisioning a digitally empowered West Virginia
The future of West Virginia looks bright, with this funding allocation signifying a major step towards bridging the digital divide and promoting long-term economic growth 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|