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FBA Official Statement Regarding the BEAD NOFO

“We applaud Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, NTIA Assistant Secretary Alan Davidson and the NTIA team for their leadership, and the Biden Administration together with bipartisan support from Congress for prioritizing critical broadband infrastructure for all Americans. This level of investment has created a historic moment for our nation and our ability to connect every home to reliable broadband and improve quality of life. Today’s Notice of Funding Opportunity is one of the first steps in a complex but exciting opportunity to close the digital equity gap once and for all. The Fiber Broadband Association intends to carefully review the proposals set forth by the NTIA and continue working with the Agency to offer our counsel on how to best move this program forward and achieve successful implementation of the law. The Fiber Broadband Association is prepared to offer timely resources and guidance to state broadband offices as they look to leverage this funding, push fiber broadband further and connect every community to limitless possibilities.”

-Gary Bolton, President and CEO, Fiber Broadband Association