Tennessee State Broadband Office

Tennessee State Broadband Office Overview

Tennessee Broadband Grant Award Status

BEAD :$813.3 M

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

Treasury Capital Projects Fund: $215.2 M

Treasury Approved
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Awards Announced

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

Tennessee Broadband Director

Taylre Beaty

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

Tennessee Map of Ready Strength Rank

Tennessee broadband investment map yield on cost

Tennessee Yield on Cost Maps

Tennessee broadband investment map price and competition

Tennessee Pricing & Competition Map

Tennessee broadband investment map business establishments

Tennessee Map of Business Establishments in Underserved Areas

Tennessee broadband investment map REC coverage

Tennessee Rural Electric Cooperative (REC) Coverage Map

Map of Tennessee Broadband Serviceable Locations

Tennessee Map of Anchor Institutions

Tennessee Broadband Service Provider Coverage Maps

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Tennessee Small Business Establishments Map

Number of small business establishments

Tennessee broadband investment map small business establishments

Business size distribution in underserved areas

Tennessee broadband investment map business size distribution within underserved project areas