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Get Your Share: 5 Keys to Know ASAP About the 42 Billion BEAD Program Thumbnail Image

Get Your Share: 5 Keys to Know ASAP About the 42 Billion BEAD Program

February 17, 2022

More than $75 billion in federal grants is coming to local broadband projects over the next five years. Grantmakers both on the federal and state levels have historically received requests for way more money than they have to give out. So applicants need to act quickly and decisively. Read more to learn five things you can do to get ready for the tsunami of funding.

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Four themes to watch for in NTIA’s BEAD NOFO Thumbnail Image

Four themes to watch for in NTIA’s BEAD NOFO

May 12, 2022

Four key themes you should look for in NTIA’s $42.5 Billion BEAD NOFO.

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Weighing in on the NTIA’s BEAD NOFO Thumbnail Image

Weighing in on the NTIA’s BEAD NOFO

May 12, 2022

Here's what some key players told the Biden administration to do with the $42.5 billion in broadband funding

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Local coordination could be a strong theme in NTIA's BEAD NOFO Thumbnail Image

Local coordination could be a strong theme in NTIA's BEAD NOFO

May 12, 2022

The Infrastructure, Investments and Jobs Act's BEAD notice of funding opportunity is likely to focus on states' efforts to solicit local communities' input.

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Here are the nine steps to landing a grant from the NTIA's BEAD NOFO Thumbnail Image

Here are the nine steps to landing a grant from the NTIA's BEAD NOFO

May 13, 2022

Here are the nine steps that states and territories must take to land federal funding to bring broadband to everyone.

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3 things state broadband offices need to do to prepare for NTIA's BEAD grant program Thumbnail Image

3 things state broadband offices need to do to prepare for NTIA's BEAD grant program

May 18, 2022

Capacity, data and outreach are key to landing federal BEAD grants.

Tera Whipple

Focus on subgrantee process in latest NTIA BEAD webinar Thumbnail Image

Focus on subgrantee process in latest NTIA BEAD webinar

June 02, 2022

For the BEAD program, eligible entities include states and territories who receive funds. In turn, they are responsible to distribute them to subgrantees to carry out eligible activities.

Tera Whipple

Colorado is soliciting BEAD local letters of intent, LOI Thumbnail Image

Colorado is soliciting BEAD local letters of intent, LOI

June 15, 2022

Colorado is racing ahead and soliciting input from local stakeholders and communities ahead of the NTIA's July 18 deadline for state submissions of letters of intent to apply for federal broadband funding

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BEAD Grant Applications are Now Open for Local Providers Thumbnail Image

BEAD Grant Applications are Now Open for Local Providers

July 19, 2022

On behalf of the Broadband.money and Ready teams, we are thankful you are undertaking the quest to help end the digital divide once and for all. Enrollment is now open for local providers intending to pursue BEAD grants. Get Started on BEAD, Middle Mile, Digital Equity, and Tribal Broadband Grants.

Jase Wilson

New York State needs better broadband data, says comptroller Thumbnail Image

New York State needs better broadband data, says comptroller

July 21, 2022

New York State needs to improve the way it administers broadband grants, according to a new audit from the state comptroller's office.

Sarah Lai Stirland

Mayors: Don't Miss Your City's Share of Billions for Broadband Thumbnail Image

Mayors: Don't Miss Your City's Share of Billions for Broadband

September 12, 2022

America's gearing up to make its largest – and almost certainly last – investment in broadband. By default, most of that money is set to flow away from urban areas. Mayors can and should get their share to connect constituents.

Jase Wilson