The Internet is the backbone of today’s world. It powers education and economy. It supports our health and well-being. And it connects us to our neighbors and to those we love. Americans without internet miss out on many of these benefits. Roughly 1 in 5 American households aren’t connected to the internet. That's a fifth of our country that's unable to fully participate in modern life.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law invests $65 billion to ensure that everyone in America can access affordable, reliable, and high-speed Internet service – Internet for All. The goal of these programs is to achieve digital equity through improved access and intentional, inclusive planning that leads to effective, impactful outcomes.
High Speed Internet Initiatives
The report highlights the accomplishments of NTIA’s Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth (OICG) over the past year, covers investments in federal broadband support programs and Universal Service Fund (USF) programs, and provides recommendations to improve efforts to track broadband spending and outcomes.
Library of additional NTIA-authored broadband publications.
The map uses several different data sources to show information on broadband availability within the United States.
On March 9, 2022 NTIA kicked off a series of technical assistance webinars prior to the release of the Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act broadband programs.
BroadbandUSA’s Tribal Broadband Planning Toolkit aims to simplify the process for tribes. It provides the guidance, knowledge, and resources to design, implement, and then execute a broadband plan in tribal communities.