PSC to Hold March BEAD Webinar
PSC to hold March BEAD webinar
(Lincoln) – The Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC) in
conjunction with the Connect Nebraska working group will hold
a Wednesday, March 22 webinar focusing on the Broadband
Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) Program. The webinar
beginning at 2:00 p.m. (CST) is the fourth in a series of
informational webinars on BEAD.
An agenda and information on how to participate in the webinar
can be found on the PSC website at <https://psc.nebraska.gov/
The webinar will also be recorded and made available on the
Broadband Nebraska website < https://broadband.nebraska.gov/ >.
The BEAD program provides support to expand-high speed internet
access by funding planning, infrastructure deployment, and adoption
Initial BEAD planning funds were awarded to the State in November
from the National Telecommunications and Information
Administration (NTIA). This initial funding will be utilized to generate
a state broadband map, set up outreach activities to stakeholders
statewide and enable increased staffing to meet the needs of the
Nebraska will receive at least $100 million in additional funds to
fulfill the objectives of BEAD. The exact amount Nebraska will receive
is expected to be announced by NTIA in the summer of 2023. ###
Deb Collins- Media & Communications Mgr.