Statement on White House BEAD Announcement

Washington, D.C.— Today, President Biden announced the Administration’s plan to distribute $42.45 billion from the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program to states and territories to connect communities.

The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, president & CEO of USTelecom – The Broadband Association:

“This announcement is a very big deal. Today, we take a vital step forward toward making the goal of internet for all a reality in our nation. All of us in the broadband community applaud the Administration, and in particular Assistant Secretary Alan Davidson and the entire NTIA team, for their tremendous efforts. Now the states turn to the important work of implementing their grant programs and we will continue to work with them to bring broadband to everyone.”