Tennessee State Broadband Office

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Anticipated Tennessee Broadband Grant Awards

NTIA IIJA : $1.1 B - $1.3 Billion
for broadband grants (anticipated). Affecting factors include network speed and population.

Treasury CPF: $215.2 Million
for broadband grants (anticipated).

Tennessee Broadband Director

Taylre Beaty


Broadband Office Name:
Department of Economic & Community Development (Broadband Initiative)

About Department of Economic & Community Development (Broadband Initiative)

Tennessee received $500 million to expand broadband through the American Rescue Plan. In April, the state began creating its own broadband map to better collect data on the communities still needing assistance.

It administers its broadband policy though its Department of Economic and Community Development.

The department has a Broadband Ready Community Designation Program.

Funding for broadband

Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Grant. The 2021 Technology Opportunities for the Public Grants (TOP) are funded from a portion of the Broadband Accessibility Grant fund awarding $209,000 in grants to public libraries for digital literacy training, circulating Wi-Fi hotspots, and video recording and editing hardware and software.

State Broadband Plan:

The Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act lays out a plan using multiple avenues to address broadband gaps in Tennessee. The Department of Economic and Community Development has a Fiscal Year 2019-2021 Broadband Accessibility Grant Report. It outlines broadband investments and availability.

Tennessee ranks at the 17th mark for best connected in the state, according to BroadbandNow.

Tennessee Broadband Investment Maps

Tennessee broadband investment map ready strength rank

Ready Strength Rank

Tennessee broadband investment map yield on cost

Yield on Cost Maps

Tennessee broadband investment map price and competition

Pricing & Competition

Tennessee broadband investment map business establishments

Business Establishments in Underserved Areas

Tennessee broadband investment map small business establishments

Small Business Establishments

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Rural Electric Cooperative(REC) Coverage Map

Our map showcasing the coverage of Rural Electric Cooperatives(RECs) related to broadband in Tennessee's many census blocks.

Tennessee broadband investment map REC coverage