What is the Challenge Process?
As a requirement of our BEAD Initial Proposal Vol. 1, ConnectLA is launching the Louisiana Statewide Broadband Challenge Process to determine locations that need broadband service through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
ConnectLA is committed to ensuring every Louisianian is able to access high-quality broadband service. Over the past few weeks, we have partnered with regional planning commissions and the Governor's Office of Rural Development to host stakeholder engagement sessions. A full briefing was provided on broadband efforts and the challenge process. This has been instrumental in helping stakeholders understand and prepare for the upcoming process.
Parish/municipal officials, non-profit organizations and internet service providers are eligible to challenge whether a location is served or not. The formal challenge process will begin Oct. 6, 2023.