BEAD INITIAL PROPOSAL, VOLUME 2
Of the $42 billion given to states for broadband by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Louisiana received more than $1.35 billion, the eighth-largest in the nation and 10th-largest per capita. This funding will allow Louisiana to eliminate the digital divide, once and for all.
While the BEAD Initial Proposal Vol. 1 laid the groundwork for the state’s broadband efforts, Vol. 2 details our plans for distributing grants and project areas to providers, initiatives that will ensure a robust workforce and programs to help every Louisianian take advantage of high speed, reliable and affordable internet.
We ask all broadband stakeholders to thoroughly review this document and provide as much constructive feedback as possible. The public comment period will close on Sept. 25, 2023, at which point we will use your suggestions to create an updated volume.