As part of the Internet for All initiative, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is responsible for awarding the $48 billion Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program, which will grant each state $100 million and allocate the remaining money based on number of unserved households. NTIA will rely on the data being collected as part of the FCC’s Broadband Data Collection (BDC) to identify these unserved locations. The FCC’s new Broadband Map will be used to help states fund projects that achieve universal high-speed internet access. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) who fail to submit their Broadband Data Collection and FCC Form 477 data by September 1, 2022 will be ineligible for BEAD Program subgrants in the states in which they operate. Learn more in this Internet For All Fact Sheet.
Additionally, BEAD funding in Colorado will be disbursed through the Advance Colorado Broadband Program. In order to participate in the Advance Colorado Broadband Program, you must submit data to the Colorado Broadband Office (CBO).
This means that ISPs who wish to receive BEAD funding in Colorado must submit data in three separate data collections:
What you need to know:
- FCC BDC Submission and FCC 477 Filing are due no later than September 1, 2022
- CBO Data Submission is due no later than September 2, 2022
- CBO is accepting the same data as the FCC BDC
- An ISP’s failure to timely submit accurate and complete data to the FCC may also result in FCC enforcement and/or penalties
Internet for All Website: https://www.internetforall.gov/
FCC BDC Website: https://www.fcc.gov/BroadbandData/filers
FCC Form 477 Filing Resources: https://www.fcc.gov/economics-analytics/industry-analysis-division/form-477-resources
CBO Data Collection Website: https://broadband.colorado.gov/broadband-data-collection
Advance Colorado Broadband Website: https://broadband.colorado.gov/advance-colorado-broadband