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FBA Official Statement Regarding Illinois, Oregon and Puerto Rico BEAD Funding Approvals – 6/14/24

“Congratulations to Illinois, Oregon, and Puerto Rico on the approval of their Initial Proposals for the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment program. We also applaud the NTIA for its diligence in awarding more states and territories the funding needed to close the digital divide and truly deliver ‘Internet for All.’ This latest round of approvals is another critical opportunity for fiber broadband–the most reliable, high-performance technology to deliver broadband services–to connect communities to powerful digital applications and opportunities for success.”

–Gary Bolton, President & CEO, Fiber Broadband Association