NTIA Approves BEAD Proposals of Colorado, New Hampshire


NTIA has approved the Initial Proposals of both Colorado and New Hampshire for the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program.  The BEAD program, which allocates $42.5 billion of federal funding to states and U.S. territories for the deployment of high-speed internet networks, requires program applicants to submit an Initial Proposal specifying how they will use the funding to deliver high-speed internet access to unserved and underserved areas in their jurisdiction.  These approvals allow both states to begin implementing their plans and access a portion of their allocated funding.  Colorado will now have access to more than $826 million and New Hampshire will have access to more than $196 million.

NTIA has now approved the proposals of Colorado, New Hampshire, Delaware, District of Columbia, Kansas, Louisiana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Washington, and West Virginia.  Applicants must submit a Final Proposal, detailing the applicant’s progress and continued plans, one year after the date of Initial Proposal’s approval.  NTIA will continue to approve proposals on a rolling basis.

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