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Alabama is also electing to use one of the NTIA’s optional modifications to the model process.
The Alaska Broadband Office is not expecting to have any of its $1 billion BEAD allocation left over after funding new infrastructure.
American Samoa
The Biden Administration Awarded nearly $1.4 million to American Samoa in ‘Internet for All’ planning grants in May 2023.
Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva introduced legislation in November 2023 that would bring broadband connectivity to public parks and lakes.
Arkansas expects its $1 billion BEAD allocation will be enough to serve the 190,000 homes and businesses in the state without adequate internet.
California proposed to regard areas served by digital subscriber line and fixed wireless as ineligible for BEAD.
In response to BEAD, in 2023 Colorado passed legislation, S.B. 183, removing state restrictions on community broadband networks.
In late 2022, New Haven decided not to build its own new municipal broadband network.
Delaware was among the first five states to receive NTIA approval of Volume 1 of the state’s plan for BEAD deployment.
District of Columbia
In December 2023, the U.S. Treasury Department approved $22.5M in Capital Projects Funding to provide community connectivity.
Florida was the last state to release Volume 2 of its BEAD initial proposal on November 22, 2023.
Georgia shares concerns about broadband provided on cellular networks.
Guam received a $156 million allocation under BEAD, and a $14 million under the Treasury Capital Projects Fund
The University of Hawaii is overseeing the BEAD grant process in the state.
Idaho allocated $120 million in Treasury Capital Projects Fund toward 18 broadband projects.
University of Illinois Extension and the Illinois Soybean Association have been involved in the state’s broadband effort.
The Broadband Ready Community program, established in 2015, recognizes cities that meet broadband deployment requirements.
Iowa is electing to accept speed tests as evidence in challenges, provided they meet methodological requirements.
The state is processing claims of incorrect broadband data ahead of funding infrastructure with $451 million.
In September 2023, local counties in Kentucky received $386 million toward high-speed internet expansion.
Louisiana in December 2023 became the first state to have its BEAD broadband grant proposal approved by the NTIA.
Maine was among the first state to submit its 5-year broadband action plan to the NTIA in June 2023.
Maryland broadband office director Rick Gordon warned entities to do due diligence when declaring locations to be served.
The state expects ‘few or no’ underserved households will remain by the time subgrantee selection begins.
A small Michigan island is asking the FCC to require broadband carriers receiving federal funds to lay fiber-optic cable.
An official from the Minnesota League of Municipalities said that small cities should be included in the definition of ‘rural.’
The Mississippi Broadband Association is setting up a fund to support connectivity and digital literacy in the state.
The state broadband office is planning to administer two rounds of funding for its $1.7 billion in BEAD money.
The state lunched its BEAD challenge process on Jan. 19, under which it will receive $629 million to improve broadband.
Nebraska has an outright ban on public entities providing broadband services on a retail or wholesale level.
Nevada plan to extend the underserved designation to locations receiving fixed wireless broadband on licensed spectrum.
New Hampshire
New Hampshire expects its $196 million in BEAD funds will be enough to get broadband to the 36,000 locations that lack.
New Jersey
The state’s director of broadband access has a mission to connect students and low-income households to high-speed internet.
New Mexico
Applicants for the Connect New Mexico fund are required to offer a low-cost option and participate in federal and state affordability programs.
New York
More than $228 million was allocated to launch the ConnectALL Municipal Infrastructure Program to foster open access.
North Carolina
President Joe Biden travelled to the state in January 2023 to announce an $82 million investment from the Capital Projects Fund.

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