WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced that Nevada will receive more than $5.7 million through two federal grants to help improve high-speed internet access and digital equity from the National Telecommunications & Information Administration. The funding from both of these grants come from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that she helped write and pass. As part of these grants, Nevada will receive $5 million to fund high-speed internet planning, infrastructure deployment, and internet adoption programs across the state; and more than $750,000 to promote digital equity and inclusion.
“Access to stable, high-speed internet is critical for the success of our communities, and I’m thrilled to announce that Nevada will receive more than $5.7 million in federal funding to improve access to high-speed internet and enhance digital equity across our state,” said Senator Rosen. “This funding comes from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that I helped write and pass and will go a long way toward ensuring that everyone in Nevada has access to high-speed internet.”
Senator Rosen has been a leader in the fight to expand high-speed internet access across Nevada. She was part of the bipartisan group that negotiated and drafted the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, writing key broadband sections of the bill as she worked to secure critical wins for Nevada. Included in the infrastructure law was Senator Rosen’s Middle Mile Broadband Deployment Act, which created the Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program to provide grants to public entities and non-profits for the construction, improvement, or acquisition of middle mile broadband infrastructure.