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Stories from NTIA’s Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program

The Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program provides funding for the expansion and extension of middle mile infrastructure across U.S. states and territories. In total, the program allocated $980 million to fund projects for the construction, improvement, or acquisition of middle mile infrastructure covering more than 370 counties across 40 states and Puerto Rico in Summer 2023. The ultimate purpose of this funding is to expand and strengthen U.S. high-speed Internet networks by reducing the cost of connecting areas that are unserved or underserved to the Internet backbone.

Notice of Administrative Record for Newly Adopted NEPA Categorical Exclusions

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), as the agency responsible for complying with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), for the Internet for All grant programs provides herein a notice establishing the Administrative Record for the thirty new categorical exclusions adopted by NTIA effective April 2024.

Digital Equity Webinar Series: The Impact of High-Speed Internet Access on Incarcerated and Justice-Impacted Individuals

Accessing high-speed Internet in correctional settings can serve as a conduit for incarcerated individuals to receive vocational and technology training programs and set them on a path to success. This webinar will highlight state and local examples of how leaders in this space are creating economic development opportunities for justice-impacted individuals and how they are defining their digital equity baselines, indicators, and goals as well as tools they use to measure success. 

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