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US allocates $42B in broadband funding—find out how much your state will get

Illustration of a US map with crisscrossing lines representing a broadband network.

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The Biden administration today announced how much broadband-deployment funding each US state and territory will be eligible to receive from a $42.45 billion grant program.

The Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program was approved by Congress in November 2021 and will pay Internet service providers to expand networks in unserved and underserved areas. The BEAD money is being distributed to states by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

Texas leads the way with $3.31 billion in today’s allocations, followed by California with $1.86 billion. Nineteen states will get at least $1 billion.

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