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Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program

Local networks are important for bringing high-speed internet to communities. But local networks aren't enough. They need to connect to robust, high-capacity national and regional networks. Middle mile infrastructure makes this possible. By connecting to major networks, local networks can ensure reliable high-speed internet service for even the most remote communities.

The Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program provides funding for this vital part of our nation's high-speed network. With $1 billion in funding, the program will reduce the cost of bringing high-speed internet to unserved and underserved communities.

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NTIA Grants Portal

Key Dates

See Middle Mile Application Guidance Package for:

  • Step by Step Application Guidance
  • Application Templates
  • Application Checklist and Form Packet
  • Letter of Credit Template

Frequently Asked Questions for Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program

Includes frequently asked questions with answers. This resource was developed in response to inquiries from you and will be updated frequently. If you do not see the answer to your question please submit to This update was made 9-26-2022.


Middle Mile Grant Program Waiver FAQs and Waiver Request Sample


Technical Assistance

Resources intended to assist prospective applicants prepare grant applications and award/project implementation. Please visit our Digital Equity, Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment, Connecting Minority Communities, Broadband Infrastructure, and Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program pages for technical assistance resources on those programs.

Program Sequencing

Key Dates

NOFO Release

May 13, 2022

Application Intake Opening

June 21, 2022

Application Due

September 30, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. EDT

NTIA Award Processing

February 16, 2023

Notice of Award

No Earlier than March 1, 2023

Complete Buildout of MM Infrastructure

No later than five (5) years after the date on which amounts from the grant are made available to the eligible entity

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