Biden-Harris Administration Launches $45 Billion “Internet for All” Initiative to Bring Affordable, Reliable High-Speed Internet to Everyone in America
The Biden-Harris Administration is launching the Internet for All initiative, which will invest $45 billion to provide affordable, reliable, high-speed internet for everyone in America by the end of the decade. The initiative will be administered and implemented by the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). The programs will build internet infrastructure, teach digital skills, and provide necessary technology to ensure that everyone in America – including communities of color, rural communities, and older Americans – have the access and skills they need to fully participate in today’s society. The Internet for All programs launched May 13 with three Notices of Funding Opportunity: 1) Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program ($42.5 billion); 2) Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program ($1 billion); and, 3) State Digital Equity Act programs ($1.5 billion). These programs will:
- Connect All Americans to High-Speed Internet.
- Close the Digital Divide.
- Make the Internet More Affordable.
- Ensure that Children have Access to the Education they Deserve.
- Expand Telehealth and Connect Vital Public Safety Services.
- Create Good-Paying American Jobs.
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