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Broadband

Broadband technology is not only used for public safety, but is necessary in our society for fair opportunities to work, to engage with the government, and to exercise our political freedoms. The federal government has responded to our society’s need for broadband by setting aside $65 billion to enhance broadband connectivity nationwide. ACD Telecom can help you and your agency through our broadband services and fixed wireless solution.

Federal Grants

$65 Billion

Of the $65 billion set aside for broadband enhancement by the federal government. $45.2 billion is being distributed by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and 14.2 billion by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Find a summary of federal broadband grants in the chart and your state’s broadband allocation below. 

On June 26, 2023, the NTIA announced the following state and territory allocations for broadband enhancement.

Alabama – $1.4 Billion
Alaska – $1 Billion
American Samoa – $37 Million
Arizona – $993 Million
Arkansas – $1 Billion
California – $1.8 Billion
Colorado – $826 Million
Connecticut – $144 Million
Delaware – $107 Million
District Of Columbia – $100 Million
Florida – $1.1 Billion
Guam – $156 Million
Georgia – $1.3 Billion
Hawaii – $149 Million
Idaho – $583 Million
Illinois – $1 Billion
Indiana – $868 Million
Iowa – $415 Million
Kansas – $451 Million
Kentucky – $1 Billion
Louisiana – $1.3 Billion
Maine – $271 Million
Maryland – $271 Million
Massachusetts – $147 Million
Michigan – $1.5 Billion
Mississippi – $1.2 Billion
Minnesota – $651 Million
Mississippi – $1.2 Billion
Missouri – $1.7 Billion
Montana – $628 Million
Nebraska – $405 Million
Nevada – $416 Million
New Hampshire- $196 Million
New Jersey – $263 Million
New Mexico – $675 Million
New York – $664 Million
North Carolina – $1.5 Billion
North Dakota – $130 Million
Northern Mariana Islands – $80 Million
Ohio – $793 Million
Oklahoma- $797 Million
Oregon – $688 Million
Pennsylvania – $1.1 Billion
Puerto Rico – $334 Million
Rhode Island – $108 Million
South Carolina – $551 Million
South Dakota – $207 Million
Tennessee – $813 Million
Texas – $3.3 Billion
Utah – $317 Million
Vermont – $228 Million
Virgin Islands – $27 Million
Virginia – $1.4 Billion
Washington, State – $1.2 Billion
West Virginia – $1.2 Billion
Wisconsin – $1 Billion
Wyoming – $347 Million

The Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) grant allocates $42.5 billion to expand high-speed internet access by funding planning, infrastructure deployment and adoption programs in all 50 states and territories

Learn more at the NTIA website:

The Digital Equity Act (DE) provides $2.75 billion to establish programs to ensure that all people and communities have the skills, technology, and capacity needed to reap the full benefits of our digital economy.

Learn more at the NTIA website:

The Affordable Connectivity Outreach Grant Program (ACP) provides 14.2 billion to provide qualifying low-income households discounts on broadband service and connected devices.

Learn more at the FCC website:

Further Resources

For more broadband resources including your state’s BEAD five-year action plan, click the button below.

What can ACD Telecom do for you?

Broadband Coverage Testing

ACD Telecom can test your cellular or other network’s coverage. These tests include Speed tests for throughput, Ping tests for latency, and more! For a sample test report, click the button below.

Design and Deploy Fixed Wireless Networks
Broadband
Broadband Feasibility Studies
  • Field verification of broadband infrastructure within your community
  • On-street cellular coverage and speed test analysis
  • In-building cellular coverage and speed test analysis
Collaborate with your Local Technology Planning Team (LTPT)
  • Identify broadband needs and barriers in your community
  • Document community engagement and coordinated activities
  • Evaluate options for creating programs to Incentivize private Investment
  • Highlight overall broadband needs
Local Community Outreach
  • Conduct targeted outreach efforts in your community
  • Raise awareness about broadband availability and benefits
Challenge the FCC National Broadband Map

The FCC created and continues to update the FCC National Broadband Map which can be accessed here: https://broadbandmap.fcc.gov/home.

This map is the focal point for broadband infrastructure in the U.S. and is updated on a six-month cycle. ACD Telecom can assess your area and submit challenges to the map so that your community receives its broadband needs.

File for Grants on your Behalf
  • State or Federal

Our Fixed Wireless Solution

To meet the new demand for broadband, ACD Telecom has partnered with Federated Wireless to provide a high capacity, long range, and versatile wireless broadband internet connection.

Our Fixed Wireless Solution

ACD Telecom and Federated Wireless offer a compact LTE system that can be rapidly deployed anywhere. There is a comprehensive suite of private LTE products and services that combine to deliver security, flexibility, scalability and durability to the mobile network. LTE provides a turnkey approach to private LTE with its rapid deployment and ease of management.

 

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