Tennessee has received $6 million in federal grants to plan for the expansion of access to high-speed internet networks.
The U.S. Department of Commerce announced the funding Monday. It is part of a $65 billion Joe Biden administration investment to connect all Americans to broadband networks.
The Tennessee funding includes $4.9 million for development of a five-year plan identifying the state’s broadband access, affordability, equity, and needs; research and data collection; publications and communications support, and providing technical assistance through workshops and events.
The state was given an additional $1.1 million for various activities, including development of a statewide digital equity plan, consulting work, community and stakeholder engagement, and report distribution.
Republished with permission from The Associated Press.