The Broadband Access Grant Program is designed to offset the capital expenses in the deployment of “last-mile broadband” in unserved rural and underserved economically distressed areas. Funds will be targeted to areas that are unlikely to receive broadband service without grant funding.
The Utah Rural Last Mile Broadband Grant Program is a competitive grant program designed to deploy high-speed broadband to households and businesses in rural and economically distressed areas across the state. The program is an initiative of the Utah Broadband Center, which works with many nonprofit and government agencies, tribal groups, healthcare and educational organizations, and ISPs throughout the state to bring service to areas where broadband infrastructure projects would not be feasible without assistance. The program received $9.8M from the federal Capital Projects Fund.