Department of Commerce's Fiscal Year 2022-2026 Strategic Plan Includes $50 Billion Investment in Broadband

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 The Department of Commerce released its fiscal year 2022-2026 Strategic Plan laying out an agenda for innovation, resilience and equity to strengthen US competitiveness in the 21st century. The Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will take the lead in ensuring all Americans can access affordable, future-proof broadband by implementing a nearly $50 billion investment in infrastructure, planning, digital inclusion, and workforce development. The Department's four broadband strategies included in its Strategic Plan are the following:

  1. Invest federal funds to support equitable deployment, access, and adoption of broadband
  2. Accelerate broadband expansion through the alignment, coordination, tracking, and measurement of cross-Federal Government broadband programs
  3. Create and retain high-quality jobs to support broadband infrastructure deployment and utilization
  4. Maintain, operate, and improve the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband network and advance first responder communications solutions

​​​​​​​U.S. Commerce Department Releases Strategic Plan to Boost America’s Competitiveness