2022 Application Period Opens For Nebraska Broadband Bridge Program
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2022 APPLICATION PERIOD OPENS FOR
NEBRASKA BROADBAND BRIDGE PROGRAM
Lincoln, June 13, 2022 – The Nebraska Public Service Commission
(PSC) is now accepting applications for the 2022 Nebraska
BroadbandBridge Program (NBBP) funding year.
“We are excited to see what the second year of this grant program
brings,” said Cullen Robbins, Director of the PSC’s
Telecommunications Department. “With $20 million in grant
funding available, we would encourage all interested parties to
get their applications in.”
The application and program guide are available on the Nebraska
Broadband Bridge Program page of the PSC website. Applicants
must comply with all aspects of the application package.
The deadline for applications to be filed is not later than 5 p.m.,
Friday, July 1. All filings must be submitted electronically by email
to <email@example.com >. Applications received will be
posted to the Nebraska Broadband Bridge Program page by
Wednesday, July 6.
Created by the Nebraska Broadband Bridge Act, the NBBP provides
grants to fund the deployment of broadband networks in unserved
and underserved areas of Nebraska. The act allows public entities
and private companies to enter into a partnership to apply for grant
During the 2021 NBBP grant cycle, the PSC received 76 applications,
and awarded 61 grants, to 19 providers for a total of $19.2 million.
Robbins said, “This program is all about expanding broadband
access across our state. We look forward to helping achieve that
goal by awarding new grants for broadband construction.” ###
Deb Collins- Media & Communications Mgr.