States race to prepare for $42.5B in federal broadband funds

The government is expected to announce allocations of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law grants by June 30.
This computer screen provided by the FCC shows a draft of the Federal Communications Commission’s new broadband map, a future version of which will determine how much of a $42.5 billion federal investment in high-speed internet each state gets. The darker the blue, the better the broadband coverage. (FCC via AP)

States are scrambling to prepare for a historic influx of federal money set to flow from Washington in an unprecedented push to connect unserved and underserved U.S. households to high-speed internet.

By June 30, the federal government is expected to announce each state’s allocation of $42.5 billion in Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment grants that are part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

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