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USVI Among Recipients Approved for Broadband Equity Program, Securing $27 Million for High-Speed Internet Expansion

  • Staff Consortium
  • July 22, 2024

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has approved the U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands' Initial Proposals for the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program, a key component of the Biden administration’s “Internet for All” initiative. This approval allows these regions to request funding and commence the implementation of the BEAD program, aimed at closing the digital divide and achieving the president’s goal of providing affordable, reliable, high-speed Internet service to all Americans. Today’s action enables: U.S. Virgin Islands: Over $27 million Utah: Over $317 million Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands: Over $80 million “Thanks to President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Department of Commerce is ensuring everyone in Utah, the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and all across America, has access to affordable, reliab...