U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., says the federal government is accepting applications to build broadband internet infrastructure in what is referred to as the “Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program.”
Rosen was one of the authors of the program that is now contained in the bipartisan infrastructure law. It provides grants to public entities and non-profits to build or improve broadband services. She said it is a $1 billion program aimed at helping internet access in areas that currently don’t have good connection speeds.
“Many communities in Nevada and across our nation lack reliable, affordable, high-speed internet access,” she said.
The Middle Mile network is designed to bring connections to the backbone of the internet to a local sites such as schools, libraries and government offices.
The program will be accepting applications for grant funding through Sept. 30.