Local and state officials welcomed the news that a huge influx of additional federal infrastructure dollars was coming to Vermont and New Hampshire for broadband buildout. The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration announced Vermont had been allocated $228.9 million, and New Hampshire had been allocated $196.6 million from its (BEAD) Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment program. The money will help connect over 33,600 thousand homes and businesses in Vermont and roughly the same number in New Hampshire, according to information released with the announcements. The funding was part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and is intended to ensure everyone can access reliable, affordable, high-speed internet service.
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