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 Introduction describes each tool in the context of BEAD requirements.