Louisiana first across finish line for broadband funding

States and territories have until Dec. 27 to submit their initial proposals for how they’d spend the money.
The City of New Orleans including the Superdome, Mississippi River, and the Crescent City Connection are seen from Air Force One, with President Joe Biden aboard, as it flies over New Orleans, Thursday, May 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The federal government greenlit Louisiana’s initial proposal for how it will spend $1.3 billion in federal infrastructure dollars to expand access to high speed internet, making it the first state to win approval.

The National Telecommunication and Information Administration announced Louisiana’s milestone Friday.

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