Broadband Fund

UPDATE: Broadband Deployment Board Designates Six Counties for Proposals for Designated Critically Unserved Areas

At the May 4 Board meeting, the Broadband Deployment Board (BDB) reviewed public comments on the previously identified geographic regions to be included in the RFP process, as required by HB21-1109. The BDB decided to include the following geographic areas in the Request for Proposal (RFP):

Public Comments Posted for the Broadband Deployment Board's RFP for Critically Unserved Areas

On April 4, the Broadband Deployment Board (BDB) opened a two-week public comment period on proposed suggestions for counties that contained Critically Unserved Areas. The public comment period closed on Monday, April 18 at 11:59 p.m. MDT. 

A summary of the comments can be found below. The BDB will review these comments and hold a discussion regarding the previously identified critically unserved areas at the next BDB meeting on May 4 and 5.

Broadband Deployment Board Invites Public Comments on RFP’s Designated Critically Unserved Areas

As required by HB21-1109, the Broadband Deployment Board (BDB) is developing a request for proposal (RFP) process “under which, for each calendar year, the board reserves up to sixty percent of the HCSM money allocated for broadband deployment to award grants to proposed projects that serve critically unserved areas identified by the office, including any critically unserved areas within the boundaries of an indian reservation located within the state.”