NTIA has allocated $130M in BEAD funding to North Dakota.
The program covers some costs of broadband deployment projects that invest in capital assets designed to directly enable work, education, and health monitoring. Requirements include: •Utilize future proof technology •Networks should support 100/100 service day 1 •Exceptions will be considered •Service provider shall provide a % of the capital cost •Not funded from another state or fed program •Funding will be limited to authorized CAPEX •Not available for OPEX or other ineligible costs •Must address unserved or underserved addresses •Company financial viability is required
Broadband North Dakota, a competitive grant program, is designed to address the needs of North Dakotans who currently lack accessto reliable, affordable high-speed internet. The program aimsto provide sustainable, future-proofconnectivity to areas in the state lacking connectivity ofat least 100/20 Mbps, including tribal lands. The program received $43.5M through the federal Capital Projects Fund.