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Telehealth, telework and online classes demand broadband expansion. As Governor, I will make sure Louisianans without broadband access receive the same educational and work opportunities that those with high-speed internet already enjoy.

Office of Broadband
Development and Connectivity

ACCESS

$176 million

will be distributed through the GUMBO grant program to help internet providers establish broadband networks to 67,000 locations throughout the state

$1.356 billion

will go toward broadband efforts in Louisiana from the Broadband Equity Access and Deployment Program

$342 million

will be administered through the Federal Communications Commission's Rural Digital Opportunity Fund which will bring internet service to more than 175,000 homes and small businesses in rural Louisiana over the next six years

 

FUNDING SOURCES

AFFORDABILITY

558,780

households have received benefits from the Federal Communications Commission's Affordable Connectivity Program

Affordable Connectivity Program

OPPORTUNITY

460,000

Louisiana residents lack basic computer skills

5,000

jobs will be created for construction and maintenance of new broadband networks throughout the state

 

DIGITAL OPPORTUNITY