Broadband Stimulus Program
Achieving Network Potential Through Better Bandwidth
Zayo supports the goals of the Broadband Stimulus Program for the fast deployment of bandwidth infrastructure to unserved and underserved areas of the country. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provided the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) with billions of dollars to expand access to broadband services in the United States.
In particular, we support the NTIA in boosting the deployment of bandwidth infrastructure, enhancing and expanding public computer centers, encouraging sustainable adoption of broadband service, and developing and maintaining a nationwide public map of broadband service capability and availability. As government agencies and service providers develop applications and as awards are being granted, we look forward to helping maximize grant dollars by leveraging our existing deep fiber coverage and our ability to quickly expand fiber network coverage.
Our business development team is engaged in ongoing research at the federal and state level to actively identify applicable projects targeting private enterprise including systems integrators, non-profits including economic development councils, and state initiatives in rural broadband, education and telemedicine. We are looking for strong partners targeting broadband delivery to end users in rural areas as well as companies focused on health services (telemedicine), education and public good verticals.
A Few of Our Federal Stimulus Projects
- Extend reach to research and education networks and access to unserved and underserved areas in Indiana
- GigE Plus project to extend network reach and broadband to underserved communities in Ohio
- Connect Anoka County, Minnesota Community Broadband Network
- Rural Nebraska Health Care Network
Connect Anoka County Groundbreaking