Broadband, Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD)


The $1.2 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), signed into law on November 15th, 2021 allocates $65 billion to broadband.  The largest piece goes to states and territories for last mile broadband infrastructure deployment.

State broadband offices are starting a planning process.  Investors and ISPs are asking "How can we participate?"  The BEAD NOFO, released on May 13th, 2022 provides a robust framework and timelines.

The Infrastructure Essentials BEAD Toolkit and the add-on Technology and Competition Module represent a powerful suite of analytical tools.

The Introduction describes each tool in the context of BEAD requirements.