Funding for broadband projects will begin flowing later this year

States across the U.S., including many with rural areas, are eager to access significant funding aimed at expanding high-speed internet access to more residents.

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration is presently reviewing grant proposals, all vying for a portion of a $42 billion fund intended to expand broadband access to underserved areas.

Four states, including Kansas, Louisiana, Nevada, and West Virginia have received approval thus far for the first round of funding. Funds will commence distribution later this year for projects outlined in each state’s proposals.