Spanberger Announces Nearly $1.5 Billion for Virginia Broadband Internet Projects

The Major Investment in Closing the Digital Divide Across the Commonwealth Was Made Possible Due to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today announced $1,481,489,572.87 in federal funding for Virginia broadband internet projects through the bipartisan infrastructure law’s Broadband Equality, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program.

Through the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Spanberger negotiated and voted to pass the creation of the $42.45 billion BEAD program within the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). These investments will help make sure that state and local governments can connect more Americans with the reliable high-speed internet access they need — including through supporting planning, deployment, and adoption efforts.  

“Today’s announcement is a landmark moment in our work to close the digital divide across Virginia — and the economic benefits of this investment will benefit every Virginian. Additionally, this investment will help our Commonwealth reach its goal of universal broadband internet access for every Virginia family, business, and senior within the next few years,” said Spanberger. “The bipartisan infrastructure law promised to deliver responsible investments to not only strengthen our physical infrastructure — but to also support jobs, grow local economies, and keep America competitive. This announcement follows through on that promise. I’m proud to have helped negotiate and pass the bipartisan infrastructure law, and I look forward to making sure Virginia continues to receive its fair share of future allocations.”

Click here for more information about the bipartisan infrastructure law’s recent investments in Virginia broadband internet projects. And click here fordetails related to the BEAD allocation for the states, D.C., and territories.

Virginia was one of 19 states that received allocations over $1 billion — with the top 10 allocations being awarded to Alabama, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.

After strongly advocating for the bipartisan infrastructure law and highlighting the benefits of the legislation for Virginia, Spanberger voted to pass the physical infrastructure-focused legislation with a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House in November 2021.

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