NTIA IIJA : $279.5 M - $279.8 Million
for broadband grants (anticipated). Affecting factors include network speed and population.
Treasury CPF: $109.5 Million
for broadband grants (anticipated).
The Wyoming State Broadband Program was established in 2018 and provides speed tests and mapping resources. The program also operates the Broadband Development Grant.
Funding: Broadband Development Grant: The Broadband Development Grant provides $10 million to address the need for reliable and affordable Internet to all Wyomingites and to provide reliable Internet infrastructure that enables businesses to compete and serve their customers.
Wyoming ranks low on BroadbandNow’s best connected states’ list, coming in at the 46th rank with close to 80% “of Wyoming residents [having] access to a wired 25 Mbps broadband connection.”
Some 250,000 persons either don’t have access to a wired service provider, have access to only one single wired provider, or have a broadband capacity of less than 25 Mbps.
The Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors in October also approved a Connect Wyoming contract with Mountain West Technologies Corporation…[awarding] $1,885,200 to Mountain West Technologies to provide fixed wireless broadband service to unserved areas.