Pennsylvania is expected to receive $1162M in BEAD funding, according to an estimate from Cartesian.
The Unserved High-Speed Broadband Funding Program (UHSB) provides grants to deploy middle-mile and last-mile high-speed broadband infrastructure to unserved areas in Pennsylvania. An unserved area is defined as a designated geographic area in which households or businesses do not have access to at least 25 megabits per second downstream speeds and 3 megabits per second upstream speeds.
Pennsylvania’s Broadband Infrastructure Program is a competitive grant program designed to fund two types of broadband infrastructure projects: large-scale regional projects and line extensions.Eligible large-scale regional projects will provide reliable broadband to broad across the Commonwealth, while eligible line extension projects will extend existing last-mile networks to areas that lack adequate internet service. The program received $200M through the federal Capital Projects Fund.