COVID-19 Missouri Response: Emergency Broadband Investment Program Guidelines and Scoring Process

Application cycle opens on Thursday, July 2, 2020, and closes at Noon CDT on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. The State of Missouri is providing grants to reimburse providers that have expanded, or plan to connect, high-speed internet (25 Megabits per second / 3 Megabits per second or greater) to new subscribing residents in unserved or…

MISSOURI BROADBAND GRANT PROGRAM GUIDELINES APPLICATION PERIOD: December 5, 2019 – January 7, 2020

The Missouri Broadband Grant Program was created in the Revised Statutes of Missouri sections 620.2450 to 620.2458 in 2018. The focus of this grant program is to provide state resources that help providers, communities, counties, and regions invest in building broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas of the state. In the 2019 legislative session,…

Costs at-a-Glance: Fiber and Wireless Networks

BroadbandUSA collected information about network construction expenses to increase awareness of the costs associated with deploying a broadband network. This information can help project leaders engage with providers and network operators in their area. This data is based on cost information collected during the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) recent broadband infrastructure grant program…

FCC Press Release; “FCC LAUNCHES $20 BILLION RURAL DIGITAL OPPORTUNITY FUND TO EXPAND RURAL BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT”

The Federal Communications Commission today took its single biggest step to date to close the digital divide by establishing the new Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to efficiently fund the deployment of high-speed broadband networks in rural America. Through a two-phase reverse auction mechanism, the FCC will direct up to $20.4 billion over ten years to…

BroadbandUSA: Guide to Federal Funding of Broadband Projects

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) BroadbandUSA program has compiled this guide of federal funding programs for broadband-related projects. BroadbandUSA will also update this guide periodically, so be sure to obtain the latest version at: http://www2.ntia.doc.gov/files/broadband_fed_funding_guide.pdf.NTIA’s BroadbandUSA program is dedicated to helping communities achieve their broadband goals and working with you to determine if…