WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced she secured more than $416 million to expand access to high-speed internet across Nevada. The funding comes from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s $42 billion Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program, which Senator Rosen helped create to provide funding to states to build broadband infrastructure. Last month, Senator Rosen successfully pushed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to update its National Broadband Map to more accurately reflect Nevada’s current-high speed internet coverage and ensure the state receives its fair share of BEAD funding.
Las Vegas Review-Journal: $416M heading to Nevada for internet improvements
By Jessica Hill
- Nevada will receive $416 million to expand access to high-speed internet, federal officials announced Monday.
- Last month, Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., pushed the Federal Communications Commission to update its national broadband map because it did not accurately reflect Nevada’s high-speed internet coverage, which could affect the amount of funding it receives, according to a Monday statement from Rosen’s office.
- The new version of the map identified about 27,000 new broadband serviceable locations, as well as 7,000 new locations that do not have access to high-speed service. About 984,000 locations in total could be eligible for funding, and about 44,500 locations do not have access to high-speed service at all and also are eligible to get the federal grants, according to Rosen’s office.
- “Internet connectivity is essential for Nevadans’ daily lives, and I’ve made it one of my top priorities to ensure every household in our state has access to high-speed internet,” Rosen said in the statement. “As a result of these successful efforts, I have secured $416 million to connect more Nevadans across our state to high-speed internet.”
Las Vegas Sun: Nevada getting $416 million to expand broadband internet
By Casey Harrison
- Nevada is getting $416 million in federal funding to bolster access to broadband internet in rural and underserved areas of the state.
- Democratic U.S. Sens. Jacky Rosen and Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada have promoted efforts to redraw the Federal Communication Commission’s broadband map to more accurately reflect access to internet service providers in rural parts of the state, which they said was critical to Monday’s announcement.
- Earlier this month, Cortez Masto and Rosen announced Nevada received $43.5 million in federal funds to increase broadband access via the Middle Mile Infrastructure Grant program, a separate grant program established through the bipartisan infrastructure law.
KSNV Las Vegas: Nevada gets $416.7 million to expand high-speed internet access
Reporter: “Our state will receive more than $400 million dollars in funding for high-speed internet. The money will be used to deploy or upgrade broadband networks. There will be more for rural locations in our state.”
Reporter: “U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen and Catherine Cortez Masto announced that Nevada will receive more than $416 million dollars to expand [high-speed internet] access across the state. The funding comes from the $42 billion-dollar Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment Program under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Senator Rosen also pushed the FCC to update its National Broadband Map to more accurately reflect Nevada’s current high-speed internet coverage and ensure it receives its fair share of BEAD funding.”
Reporter: “Nevada received more than $400 million dollars in federal funding, […] Just last month Nevada Senator Jacky Rosen pushed the Federal Communications Commission to update its National Broadband Map because it did not accurately reflect Nevada’s high-speed internet coverage.”