Broadband Access Grant
Digital connectivity is integral to everyday life and necessary for community participation, employment, lifelong learning, and access to essential services. An important requirement of the Broadband Access Grant is for internet service providers to offer low-cost, high-speed, affordable options.

The Broadband Access Grant program, administered by the Utah Broadband Center, offsets capital expenses in deploying “last-mile broadband” in unserved rural and underserved economically distressed areas. 

Last-mile infrastructure is broadband that serves as the final leg connecting the broadband service provider’s network to the end-user customer’s on-premises telecommunications or internet equipment.

Grant funds will go to areas unlikely to receive broadband service without grant funding. The federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) has set aside $10 million for this grant.

Please review the Utah Broadband Access Grant Program Terms and Conditions to learn more about the grant.