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South Dakota Broadband Grant Award Status

BEAD :$207.2 M

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South Dakota 5 Year Plan
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Initial Proposal v1
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Initial Proposal v2
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Challenge Window
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Application Window
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Awards Announced

Treasury Capital Projects Fund: $115.9 M

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Treasury Approved
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Application Window
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Awards Announced

Broadband Office Name:
Governors Office of Economic Development (South Dakota Broadband Development Program)

About Governors Office of Economic Development (South Dakota Broadband Development Program)

Governor Kristi Noem said half of the counties with rural areas show that one in four people don’t have efficient internet access. Other counties have families without any reliable access. Noem said it’s important to close the broadband gap in South Dakota.

In 2019, Governor Kristi Noem made a state of the state address and said, “I want to bring in companies with emerging technologies in the fixed wireless arena that may offer more cost-efficient ways to provide fast, reliable service to our most difficult to serve locations….we’re developing a series of public-private partnerships to help overcome the challenges of service in rural areas and achieve the ambitious goals we’ve set for South Dakota.”

The state was offered a $5 million grant program in 2019 to improve broadband services for residents. The state wants to increase the grant in subsequent years.

The applicants were asked to be willing to provide at least a 50 percent financial match from the provider, minimum speed of 25 Megabits per second download and three Mbps upload per subscriber, and the ability to expand the technology as needed.

South Dakota Broadband Investment Maps

South Dakota broadband investment map ready strength rank

Ready Strength Rank

South Dakota broadband investment map yield on cost

Yield on Cost Maps

South Dakota broadband investment map yield on cost

Pricing & Competition

South Dakota broadband investment map business establishments

Business Establishments in Underserved Areas

South Dakota broadband investment map small business establishments

Small Business Establishments

South Dakota broadband investment map REC coverage

Rural Electric Cooperative (REC) Coverage Map

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