PSC to Hold Third BEAD Webinar
PSC TO HOLD THIRD BEAD WEBINAR
(Lincoln) – The Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC) in
conjunction with the Connect Nebraska working group will hold
the third in a series of webinars focusing on the Broadband
Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) Program beginning
at 2:00 p.m. (CST) Wednesday , February 22.
The BEAD program provides support to expand-high speed
internet access by funding planning, infrastructure deployment,
and adoption programs.
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/ >.
In November, the PSC was awarded nearly five-million dollars in
initial BEAD planning funds 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 the PSC to increase staffing to
meet the needs of the program.
Nebraska will then 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.