Applications Open for Oregon's $157 Million Broadband Deployment Program

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The Oregon Broadband Office is accepting applications for grant awards for the Broadband Deployment Program (BDP). The sole eligible activity for this program’s funds is the construction and deployment of broadband infrastructure projects that offer reliable broadband service (minimum 100/100 Mbps) to locations in Oregon that are unserved or underserved and lacking at least 100/20 Mbps wired service. The BDP funding comes from the American Rescue Plan Act Capital Projects Fund and will provide funding for long-term expansion and access to high-speed broadband for unserved and underserved locations in Oregon. Unserved is defined as lacking a wired connection that reliably provides 25 Megabits per second (Mbps) download and 3 Mbps upload (25/3 Mbps) and underserved is defined as lacking a wired connection that reliably provides 100/20 Mbps. The program is especially important for rural locations where modern broadband infrastructure deployment has been historically cost-prohibitive due to low population density and geographic constraints. BDP applications must be submitted by Thursday, April 25, 2024, at 5 PM PST in order to be considered for grant funding.

Applications Open for $157 Million Broadband Deployment Program