FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PSC Approves Broadband Bridge Act Grant Program
Application & Schedule
Lincoln, August 10, 2021 – On Tuesday, August 10, The Nebraska
Public Service Commission (PSC), approved an Order (C-5272)
issuing the 2021-2022, Nebraska Broadband Bridge Grant Program
schedule and application materials.
“Applications will be accepted beginning Thursday, September 9,”
said Commission chair Dan Watermeier. “We’ve had good participation
in this process so far, and we expect that to translate into plenty of
Per the Order, the application and program guide is now available on
the Broadband BridgeAct Grant Program page of the PSC website.
Applicants must comply with all aspects of the application package.
Applications missing required elements will be rejected if the application
isn’t corrected prior to the deadline.
The deadline for applications to be filed is no later than 5 p.m., Friday,
October 1. All filings must be submitted electronically by email to <
email@example.com >. Applications received will be posted to
the Broadband Bridge Act Grant Program page of the PSC website
by October 6.
Created by the Nebraska Broadband Bridge Act (LB 388), the Nebraska
Broadband Bridge Program administered by the PSC will provide grants
to fund the deployment of broadband networks in unserved and underserved
areas. The Act allows public entities and private companies to enter into a
partnership to apply for grant funding.
Commission Chair Watermeier said, “We look forward to receiving
applications to bring broadband access to many more Nebraskans.” ###
Deb Collins- Media & Communications Mgr.