Arizona: Office of Governor Katie Hobbs Releases Broadband Equity Access and Deployment Program (BEAD) Initial Proposal Volume 2, Open for Public Comment

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Phoenix, AZ ~ Today, the Office of Governor Katie Hobbs and the Arizona Commerce Authority State Broadband Office released the second volume of Arizona's draft Initial Proposal for the Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) program. This follows Governor Hobbs' announcement that Arizona will receive nearly $1 billion in broadband funding to connect every Arizonan to stable reliable internet services.

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The proposal includes a detailed plan on how Arizona plans to competitively award subgrants to applicants, labor standards and protection to ensure jobs created by BEAD investments create good-paying jobs for middle class Arizonans and safe work environments, as well as how Arizona will ensure these funds will create an available, diverse, and highly skilled workforce.

Public comment is now open until December 5th. All Arizonans are encouraged to view the proposal and provide feedback.

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