- Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) - This new long-term program will replace the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program, which was a temporary program created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and funded by an appropriation of $3.2 billion.
- $14.2 billion
- The maximum monthly benefit will change from $50 per month to $30 per month for households not located on qualifying Tribal lands. The monthly benefit will remain at $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands.
- Households enrolled in the EBB Program as of December 31, 2021, will continue to receive their current monthly benefit until March 1, 2022.
- ACP Fact Sheet
- Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) Grant Program
- $42.45 billion
- Formula-based grant program for U.S. states and territories. BEAD aims to close the access gap for unserved & underserved areas of the country.
- Digital Equity Act - Three programs, established for planning & implementation of programs that promote digital equity, support digital inclusion activities, and build capacity related to the adoption of broadband.
- Tribal Connectivity Program - Furthers current Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program by investing an additional $2 billion to fund broadband adoption and infrastructure projects.
- Middle Mile Grant Program - Provides funding to extend middle mile capacity to reduce cost of serving unserved and underserved areas and enhance network resilience.
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