You Can Help Expand Internet
Access in Utah
The Utah Broadband Center has a long history of partnering with Utah
broadband providers. Any data shared with Connecting Utah is protected
and will not be made publicly available.
Those interested in applying for the Broadband Equity, Access, and
Deployment Program or Digital Equity Act grants and funding should
sign-up for email updates. Click here to join our mailing list.
Connecting Utah is leveraging federal funding opportunities through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s Internet for All initiative to make high-speed internet available, accessible, and affordable to all Utahns. To learn more about us, click here.
As we create a statewide Digital Connectivity action plan for broadband expansion, we need to hear from you about your current coverage in Utah, the speeds available to your customers, and your expansion plans.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a meeting with us.
Money on the Table
National Telecommunications and Information Administration Programs
Federal funding for broadband projects, made available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Telecommunications and Information Administration, is available through three Internet for All grant programs. These programs are building internet infrastructure, teaching digital skills, and providing the necessary technology to ensure everyone – including communities of color, rural communities, older Americans and Native American communities – has access and the skills they need to participate in today’s society fully.
The three programs under this initiative are:
The Utah Broadband Center is leveraging this national funding opportunity to make high-speed internet connectivity available, accessible and affordable to all Utahns.
Those interested in applying for the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program or Digital Equity Act grants and funding should sign-up for email updates. Click here to join our mailing list.
Funding opportunities will also be advertised via public notice.
The statewide Digital Connectivity Plan will include guidance and direction for broadband planning and deployment subgrantee funding in Utah. Specifics of the implementation will be forthcoming as we meet with key stakeholders, communities, citizens, local governments, internet service providers, Native American communities, and federal and state leaders.
Sign up on our website today to be notified of any future opportunities for your community!
While Connecting Utah is making this statewide Digital Connectivity Plan to close the digital gap in Utah, there is funding available now to help residents access high-speed internet if they qualify.
The Affordable Connectivity Program is a Federal Communications Commission benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more. The ACP provides eligible households $30 off their monthly internet bill. Additionally, eligible households can receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer or tablet from participating providers with a $10 to $50 contribution toward the purchase price.
You can direct residents to acp.utah.gov to learn more and apply.