Wyoming's Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Plan, Vol. 2 Now Available for Public Comment

8 Nov 2023


The Wyoming Broadband Office, part of the Wyoming Business Council (WBC), has been allocated $348 million in federal funding through the Broadband, Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program. After releasing its Initial Proposal Volume I for public comment in August and September, the WBC is pleased to release the next and final portion of its Initial Proposal, Initial Proposal Volume II, for public comment through Nov. 17, 2023.

Initial Proposal Volume II (IPV2) specifies how Wyoming will use its BEAD allocation to achieve state and federal goals around broadband deployment, including launching a deployment subgrantee selection process in 2024. IPV2 also details Wyoming’s plans to comply with federal requirements around promoting affordability of the deployed broadband, ensuring workforce readiness, and monitoring/reporting on deployment progress, among other items.

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