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Connecticut State Broadband Office

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Anticipated Connecticut Broadband Grant Awards

NTIA IIJA : $144.7 M - $152.6 Million
for broadband grants (anticipated). Affecting factors include network speed and population.

Treasury CPF: $141.9 Million
for broadband grants (anticipated).

Connecticut Broadband Director

Burton Cohen

Staff Attorney

Broadband Office Name:
Connecticut State Broadband Office

Parent Department:
Office of Consumer Counsel

phone
(860) 827-2908

About Connecticut State Broadband Office

The Office of State Broadband is responsible for broadband infrastructure in underserved and rural areas throughout Connecticut. Residents and ISP’s who experience broadband infrastructure issues are encouraged to correspond with the state broadband office using the Digital Equity Toolkit.

August 2021, Governor Ned Lamont signed Bill No. 6442, intended to make high-speed broadband more accessible, as 23 percent of Connecticut residents did not have internet access found in a 2018 survey, to attain the statewide goal of universal access by 2027.

$100 million is anticipated for broadband funding as well as over 600,000 eligible residents supported by the Affordability Connectivity Benefit, which will assist low income families afford high speed internet access.

Local municipalities can determine how their share of funding is distributed and its purpose. For example, the city of Bristol received $28 million of federal funding to expand fiber networks to residential areas and schools.

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Pricing & Competition

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Business Establishments in Underserved Areas

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