Puerto Rico receives $334 million for telecommunications resilience

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After Puerto Rico obtained a $127 million disbursement from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to bring fixed connectivity to 100% of Puerto Rico's households, $334 million was added from the Broadband Equity, Access, and Development (BEAD) program, which will be used mainly for telecommunications resiliency. The president of the Puerto Rican Telecommunications Alliance said that by 2028, 100 percent of the locations in the country will be connected to high-speed Internet. For its part, the $334 million from the BEAD program is destined to build an underground conduit, which will give open access to telecommunications companies so they can underground their infrastructure and thus have a more resilient network. 

Puerto Rico receives $334M for telecommunications resilience