Yesterday, the White House announced a historic new investment in affordable, accessible high-speed internet. Thanks to President Biden’s leadership and once-in-a-generation investments in American communities, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s BEAD (Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment) program will provide all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and U.S. territories with additional funding to help bring reliable high-speed internet to communities across the country.

Here’s what Americans from coast to coast are reading about the Biden-Harris administration’s investments in high-speed internet for their communities:

In Alabama: AL.com: Alabama to get $1.4 billion from infrastructure law to expand broadband access in state

Key Point: “Alabama is set to receive $1.4 billion from the federal infrastructure law to expand broadband access in the state as part of the Biden administration’s $40 billion plan to increase internet access across the country.”

In Alaska: Anchorage Daily News: Officials, telecom industry say $1B federal investment will go a ‘heck of a long way’ toward closing Alaska’s digital divide

Key Point: “The White House announced more than $1 billion in new funding for Alaska broadband access Monday, money that officials say will play a significant role in bringing improved internet to rural Alaska communities. The investment is one piece of the $42 billion President Joe Biden announced will be distributed across the country. Alaska is one of 19 states to receive over $1 billion and received the top allocation per capita.”

In Arizona: AZ Family: Arizona to receive nearly $1 billion in federal funding for increased internet access

Key Point: “Millions of Arizonans will soon have better access to high-speed internet thanks to nearly $1 billion of federal funding. The $993,112,231 in funds comes through the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program, which focuses on providing better internet in rural and underserved communities over the next five years. ‘Today is a historic day for broadband in the state,’ Arizona Commerce Authority Senior Vice President of Executive Initiatives Patrick Ptak said.”

In Arkansas: Magnolia Banner-News: Arkansas to receive over $1B to expand broadband in state

Key Point: “Today, the Arkansas Department of Commerce, along with Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders, announced that Arkansas will receive $1,024,303,993.86 from the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program administered by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The funds will be used to expand broadband access in Arkansas and address affordability and digital skills needs throughout the state.”

In California: Times of San Diego: White House Earmarks $1.9 Billion for More Broadband Internet Access in California

Key Point: “The White House on Monday announced California would receive $1.9 billion as part of a $42.5 billion program to make access to high-speed broadband universal in the United States by 2030. The funding under the Broadband Equity Access and Deployment Program was authorized by the $1 trillion 2021 infrastructure law Biden championed.”

In Colorado: Colorado Sun: Colorado awarded $826.5 million from Biden administration to get everyone in the state decent broadband

Key Point: “A yearlong effort by the Colorado Broadband Office to analyze which households in the state have adequate internet and which don’t paid off big time Monday when the the National Telecommunications and Information Administration awarded Colorado $826.5 million to build better broadband infrastructure.”

In Connecticut: News 12 Connecticut: $144M of federal funding to go to CT to expand high-speed internet access

Key Point: “More than 11,000 homes and small businesses in Connecticut don’t have access to fast internet, and the federal government is looking to change that.
More than $144 million was allotted to Connecticut to expand high-speed internet access. It’s part of a $42 billion national effort known as the Internet for All initiative.”

In Delaware: WRDE: Governor Carney announces $107 million in federal funding for Delaware Internet

Key Point: “Delaware Governor John Carney and Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long have announced $107 million in federal funding to work towards connecting every Delaware home and business to high-speed internet. Officials say that the new funding is part of the Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment program, or BEAD, funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.”

In Florida: The Capitolist: Florida to receive $1.17 billion from federal government for internet infrastructure

Key Point: “Florida is set to receive an investment of $1.17 billion from the federal government as part of the Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) program. The funding, announced by the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration on Monday, aims to expand high-speed internet infrastructure across the state.”

In Georgia: WABE: Georgia getting $1.3 billion in federal funding for broadband internet expansion

Key Point: “President Joe Biden on Monday announced that more than $40 billion would be distributed across the country to deliver high-speed internet in places where there’s either no service, or service is too slow. The allocation includes $1.3 billion coming to Georgia — the ninth-highest award of any state.”

In Guam: Pacific Daily News: Guam awarded $156 million for access to reliable high-speed internet

Key Point: “Internet access has seen continuous development in Guam. From the era of dial-up connections to 5G capabilities of mobile data, the digital reach continues to expand. However, all these capabilities for worldwide connection relies on an abundance of resources. Fortunately, the U.S. Department of Commerce awarded Guam $156 million in Broadband Equity Access Deployment funding to increase access to reliable high-speed internet for the island.”

In Hawaii: KITV: Aloha State receiving $149M for broadband access as part of Biden pledge

Key Point: “As part of a significant technology boost, President Biden is pledging that all households in America will have high-speed internet access by the year 2030. Hawaii is slated to get $149 million – on top of the $150 million the White House already provided for infrastructure.”

In Idaho: Idaho Business Review: Biden-Harris Administration announces $583.3 Million to Idaho to deploy high-speed Internet

Key Point: “The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) today announced that Idaho will receive $583,256,249.88 to deploy affordable, reliable high-speed Internet service. Right now, 85,902 homes and small businesses in Idaho lack access to a high-speed Internet connection.”

In Illinois: 25 News: Biden-Harris Administration announces $1 billion to deploy high-speed internet infrastructure in Illinois

Key Point: “The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has announced that Illinois will receive a little over $1 billion to deploy affordable, reliable high-speed Internet service.”

In Indiana: NWI Times: Biden sending Indiana $868M to expand broadband internet service to all Hoosiers

Key Point: “The state of Indiana was awarded Monday more than $868 million in federal assistance, and Illinois over $1 billion, in an effort to make affordable, reliable, high-speed internet service available to all Americans.”

In Iowa: Des Moines Register: Iowa receives $415M in federal funding to help bring high-speed Internet to all residents

Key Point: “Iowa is in line for $415.3 million to expand access to high-speed Internet, part of a record $42.5 billion that’s being rolled out to states and territories across the country. President Joe Biden announced the awards Monday under the ‘Internet for All’ initiative, which the National Telecommunications and Information Administration said was designed to ensure ‘affordable, reliable high-speed Internet service to everyone in America.’”

In Kansas: KAKE: Kansas to receive $451.7 million for high-speed internet

Key Point: “Governor Laura Kelly announced Monday that Kansas will receive $451.7 million to support broadband infrastructure and ensure access to high-speed internet across the state. The Biden administration on Monday outlined how states across the country will be receiving billions of dollars in federal funding for high-speed internet access, highlighting the US government’s push to bring connectivity to more Americans and to close the digital divide, CNN reported.”

In Kentucky: Commonwealth Journal: Beshear, McConnell, Biden hail $42 billion to connect all Americans to high-speed broadband

Key Point: “Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear and Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell hailed a White House announcement Monday that Kentucky will receive almost $1.1 billion to expand broadband internet access. The funding is part of $42.45 billion unveiled by the Biden administration to connect all Americans to high-speed broadband internet by the end of the decade.”

In Louisiana: NOLA.com: Louisiana to get $1.3B for high-speed internet, White House announces

Key Point: “That could soon change, thanks to about $1.35 billion the Biden White House has earmarked to expand broadband access in Louisiana. The funding is part of a $42.5 billion pool the government has set aside to build fiber optic lines in rural areas, which are often written off by private Internet providers as too unprofitable to serve.”

In Maine: Sun Journal: Maine will get $272 million in federal funds to expand broadband

Key Point: “The Biden administration is sending $272 million to Maine in an ambitious effort to expand high-speed internet in the state and bring broadband to 94,000 homes and businesses that lack reliable service.”

In Maryland: Maryland Matters: White House unveils $42.5B to connect every American to high-speed broadband internet

Key Point: “The Biden administration on Monday announced $42.45 billion to connect all Americans to high-speed broadband internet by the end of the decade, likening the ambitious goal to FDR’s New Deal-era rural electrification program that brought the then-modern technology to farms and rural areas across the United States. … Maryland is expected to get $267,738,400.71.”

In Massachusetts: WWLP: Biden admin awards $147M for internet access in Mass.

Key Point: “President Joe Biden announced $42 billion in federal funds for broadband expansion across the country on Monday, $147 million of which will be directed to the Bay State. In Massachusetts, the funding will be deployed through a five-year plan that the Massachusetts Broadband Institute is developing with the Massachusetts Broadband and Digital Equity Working Group.”

In Michigan: Bridge Michigan: Michigan to receive $1.5B to extend internet to 210,000 in rural areas

Key Point: “Michigan will receive $1.5 billion in federal grants to expand broadband, high-speed internet to 210,000 homes in unserved and underserved areas, Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Monday. …‘Today, we have won a game-changing investment to expand access to reliable, affordable high-speed internet,’ Whitmer said in a Monday statement.”

In Minnesota: CBS Minnesota: Minnesota to receive “game changer” $650M for broadband from federal infrastructure funding

Key Point: “President Joe Biden on Monday pledged that every part corner of the country will be connected to high-speed internet by the end of the decade, touting an influx of cash from the federal infrastructure law that states will soon receive. Minnesota’s share is more than $650 million to bridge the remaining digital divide here.”

In Mississippi: Magnolia Tribune: Mississippi to receive over $1.2 billion in broadband expansion funding

Key Point: “Mississippi’s $1.2 billion is part of $42.5 billion the Biden Administration has rolled out through the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration. It is part of the ‘Internet for All’ initiative. Funding is being administered by the Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) program. This program was created by the Infrastructure and Jobs Act in 2021.”

In Missouri: Fulton Sun: Missouri receiving third largest federal broadband grant

Key Point: “The federal government is investing $1.7 billion to expand broadband internet in Missouri. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration on Monday announced its plan to distribute $42.45 billion in high-speed internet grants to all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five territories. Missouri received the third highest funding amount of any state or territory.”

In Montana: KTVH: Feds announce $628 million Internet investment funding for Montana

Key Point: “The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has announced that Montana will receive $628,973,798.59 to deploy affordable, reliable high-speed Internet service.”

In Nebraska: Omaha World Herald: Nebraska to receive $405 million to deploy broadband in unserved areas

Key Point: “Nebraska will receive $405.3 million in federal money to extend broadband internet to areas where it’s not available or too slow, federal officials announced Monday. The money comes from the $42.45 billion Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment program, which Congress authorized in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021.”

In Nevada: Nevada Current: NV gets $416M as part of program to connect every American to high-speed broadband

Key Point: “Nevada will receive $416.6 million under a program to connect all Americans to high-speed broadband internet by the end of the decade. The funding is Nevada’s share of $42.5 billion that will be distributed as grants across U.S. states and territories, and is allocated under the bipartisan infrastructure law, passed in 2021.”

In New Hampshire: WMUR: Nearly $197M coming to New Hampshire to improve high-speed internet access

Key Point: “Billions of dollars to expand access to high-speed internet are being sent across the United States and a big chunk is coming to New Hampshire. New Hampshire is going to get nearly $197 million of that money to help fill some of the need.”

In New JerseyNew Jersey Monitor: White House unveils $42.5B to connect every American to high-speed broadband internet

Key Point: “The funds, which will be distributed as grants across U.S. states and territories, are allocated under the bipartisan infrastructure law, passed in 2021, but unveiled as the kick-off for the administration’s three-week tour highlighting infrastructure projects and private sector investment across the U.S.”

In New Mexico: NM Political Report: New Mexico to get $675 million for broadband expansion

Key Point: “New Mexico will receive $675 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to expand broadband access across the state. …The $675,372,311 in funding comes from the federal Broadband Equity Access and Deployment program under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.”

In New York: Times Union: NY in line for $664M to improve broadband services

Key Point: “New York is set to receive more than $664 million to improve broadband services through the federal bipartisan Infrastructure & Jobs Act that was passed two years ago, an allocation on top of the $100 million from the American Rescue Plan that was announced in March by the White House.”

In North Carolina: WRAL TechWire: North Carolina lands $1.5 billion in federal broadband infrastructure funding

Key Point: “North Carolina will receive more than $1.5 billion in federal funding to expand the reach of high-speed internet funding across the state where it is not available, the Biden Administration announced Monday.”

In North Dakota: KX News: North Dakota receiving $130.2 million for internet infrastructure

Key Point: “Currently, a total of 7,988 homes and small businesses in ND lack access to a high-speed internet connection — but this is a problem that new funding from the United States Government aims to solve. …The state will receive a total of $130,162,815.12 from the Broadband, Equity, Access and Deployment program.”

In Ohio: Business Journal: Ohio to Receive Nearly $800M for Internet Expansion Efforts

Key Point: “ The state of Ohio’s internet expansion efforts will get a $793 million boost from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment program. BroadbandOhio, a division of the Department of Development, will administer the state’s allocation of BEAD funding under the guidance of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration.”

In Oklahoma: KOSU: Oklahoma receives nearly $800 million from federal program to improve broadband internet access

Key Point: “Oklahoma has nearly $800 million from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to expand broadband access across the state. It’s part of a $42.5 billion federal program called Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) — a component of the Biden-Harris administration’s ‘Internet for All’ initiative.”

In Oregon: Oregon Capital Chronicle: Federal authorities allocate nearly $700 million to Oregon for high-speed internet

Key Point: “The National Telecommunications and Information Administration has earmarked nearly $700 million for high-speed internet service in areas of Oregon that lack service. The money is part of $42.5 billion allocated nationwide as part of a broadband equity program in the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure law.”

In Pennsylvania: City & State: Pennsylvania to receive nearly $1.2 billion in federal funding for broadband development

Key Point: “For those without access to broadband, there’s a need for BEAD. As of Monday, the wait for states to hear how much federal funding they’re set to receive through the Broadband, Equity, Access and Deployment grant program is over.  President Joe Biden announced more than $42 billion in allocations for the BEAD program Monday, with nearly $1.2 billion coming to Pennsylvania to expand access to high-speed internet.”

In Rhode Island: Go Local: Raimondo Announces $42 Billion for Expansion of Broadband — Rhode Island to Receive $108 Million

Key Point: “The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced Monday it has allocated funding to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five territories to deploy affordable, reliable high-speed Internet service to everyone in America. This ‘Internet for All’ initiative is a key component of President Biden’s ‘Investing in America’ agenda. Rhode Island is slated to receive $108,718,820.75.”

In South Carolina: Live 5 News: Access to high-speed internet: South Carolina has the funding, now what?

Key Point: “South Carolina is one step closer toward closing the digital divide after President Biden’s recent announcement. On Monday, President Joe Biden pledged that every household in the nation would have access to high-speed internet by 2030 using cables made in the U.S.”

In South Dakota: Dakota News Now: Biden announces $207 million granted to South Dakota for high-speed internet

Key Point: “South Dakota will receive over $207 million to deploy high-speed internet service across the state. The funding comes thanks to the ‘Internet for All’ initiative, which is part of President Biden’s ‘Investing in America’ agenda.”

In Tennessee: WVLT: Tennessee to receive $813 million as part of Biden’s ‘Internet for All’ initiative

Key Point: “The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced it has allocated $42.45 billion in funding to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five territories to deploy ‘affordable, reliable high-speed internet service to everyone in America.’ More than $813 million will go to Tennessee, according to a NTIA media release.”

In Texas: Texas Tribune: Texas to receive $3.3 billion in federal funds to boost broadband expansion efforts

Key Point: “Texas will receive more than $3.3 billion in federal money — the most of any state — to help expand broadband availability statewide, the Biden administration announced Monday.”

In Utah: ABC 4: Utah receives over $317 million to improve internet access through infrastructure upgrades

Key Point: “Utah will be getting over $317 million in federal funding to help Utah residents throughout the state get access to high-speed internet service.”

In Vermont: Vermont Biz: Vermont to receive $229 million from the feds for broadband buildout

Key Point: “President Joe Biden today announced that Vermont will receive $229 million to expand access to broadband in the state. The funds are part of the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program, which will provide $42.45 billion nationwide for planning, infrastructure deployment, and adoption programs across the country.”

In Virginia: WSET: Virginia gets nearly $1.5 billion in broadband investments

Key Point: “A whopping $1,481,489,527.87 in federal funding was awarded to the state of Virginia on Monday. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) said these funds will help deploy broadband and expand access to high-speed internet across the state.”

In Washington: KING 5 News: Biden announces $42 billion internet program, including $1.2 billion to Washington state

Key Point: “President Joe Biden on Monday said that high-speed internet is no longer a luxury but an ‘absolute necessity,’ as he pledged that every household in the nation would have access by 2030 using cables made in the U.S.”

In West Virginia: Metro News: Federal officials say $1.2 billion high-speed internet rollout will reach everyone in West Virginia

Key Point: “West Virginia is among the 19 states receiving more than a billion dollars in funding. …The money is coming through Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed by Congress and signed by President Biden in 2021. The law included billions of dollars for broadband expansion.”

In Wisconsin: KPVI: Wisconsin will get $1 billion for broadband expansion from federal infrastructure plan

Key Point: “Wisconsin will receive more than $1 billion in federal funds to expand broadband as part of a sweeping infrastructure bill signed into law in 2021, Democratic President Joe Biden’s administration announced Monday.”

In Wyoming: Wyoming News Now: Wyoming receives money to advance internet

Key Point: “‘Bringing high-speed internet to Wyoming’s rural communities is going to be life-changing for families across the state. Thanks to President Biden’s leadership and with the work of Governor Gordon, this investment will ensure everyone in Wyoming has access to quality, affordable internet, create jobs and boost the state’s economy,’ said Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo.”

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