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Check out the resources below for more information on broadband in Idaho.

FCC Affordable Connectivity Program: No longer available

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) stopped accepting new applications and enrollments on February 8, 2024.

Barring additional funding from Congress, April is expected to be the last month enrolled households will receive the full benefit. Consumers had to be approved and enrolled with a service provider by 11:59 p.m. ET on February 7 to receive the ACP benefit.

For more information about the ACP Wind-Down, please review resources from the Federal Communications Commission at the link below.

Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) Program

The Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) program provides funds to expand high-speed internet access by funding planning, infrastructure deployment and adoption programs across the U.S.

Idaho Broadband BEAD Program Initial Proposal

View the Idaho Broadband Initial Proposals Volumes I and Volumes II for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

Find Volume I here and Volume II here.

Find Spanish versions of Volume I Draft #1 here and Volume II Draft #1 here.

View Volume I Draft #1 and Draft #2.

View Volume II Draft #1 and Draft #2.

A comment period was held for the Idaho BEAD Initial Proposal documents and is now closed. Learn more about the public comment period here. Click here to read the public comments.

View the Draft #1 Initial Proposal Scoring Matrix here.

View the Final Initial Proposal Scoring Matrix here.

Idaho Broadband Strategic Plan 

View the Idaho Broadband Strategic Plan for 2022 – 2027.

Capital Projects Fund (cpf)

The Capital Projects Fund (CPF) provides $10 billion to states, territories, freely associated states, and Tribal governments to fund critical capital projects that enable work, education, and health monitoring in response to the public health emergency. 

Idaho broadband Fund

The Idaho Broadband Fund consisted of funds appropriated by the legislature for financial assistance of broadband infrastructure in Idaho to promote equal access in economic development, public safety, telehealth and education.

Idaho Broadband Advisory Board

Learn more about the Idaho Broadband Advisory Board. Stay up-to-date and view board minutes here.

Idaho Commission for Libraries

Learn more about the Idaho Commission for Libraries and its initiatives.

Broadband equipment investment tax credit

The Idaho Tax Commission offers a tax credit for investing in broadband equipment in Idaho.

Read more about the credit here. If you are interested, reach out to the Idaho Tax Commission here.

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