Prepare for BEAD
Broadband Equity, Access, & Deployment
The time to act on writing and preparing your BEAD grant applications and broadband network plans is now. Let Aspen Help.
With $42.5 billion in Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) funding available under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, your community can make significant progress on bridging the digital divide. To take advantage of this opportunity, Aspen Smart Network will assist your community in developing a framework for how to allocate BEAD funds to connect unserved and underserved areas with fixed broadband – primarily fiber – projects.
How Aspen Helps
Our framework includes a national analysis and an analysis for each State and Territory, which uses the latest data to estimate the number of unserved and underserved locations and the amount of BEAD funding to each jurisdiction. Then, we develop deployment scenarios for fixed broadband by using our proprietary model and matching funds from providers. Our analysis will evolve as the FCC’s Broadband DATA Maps provide better information. As a result, we will give you a head start in developing plans to award funds for fixed broadband deployment projects. Aspen Smart Networks will remain involved to support your efforts and to update our analysis as new information becomes available.
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$100 Million+ for each state, 20% allocated after the initial proposal, with the remainder allocated after the final proposal.
• Letter of Intent
• Five-Year Plan
• Initial Proposal
• Final Proposal
How BEAD grant money can be utilized in your community.
Provide service in unserved and underserved areas.
Connect community anchor institutions—such as public housing or community support organizations—that don’t have gigabit connectivity.
Collect broadband data, conduct broadband mapping, and plan for broadband needs.
Install broadband infrastructure or provide reduced-cost service in multifamily residential buildings.
Encourage broadband adoption, including through programs to provide devices.