Illinois opens $50M funding round for broadband expansion plan

Jackie Drees –
Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

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Mr. Pritzker introduced the $420 million initiative in August 2019. With the brand-new round of funding, the states broadband workplace will expand connections in new neighborhoods across Illinois. The $50 million comes after Illinois very first round of grants, which were released earlier this year and supported 28 projects.

The plan aims to enhance broadband access in Illinois for telehealth, education and financial advancements, with broadband gain access to readily available for houses, business and community institutions by 2024.

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker revealed Oct. 19 that the state is releasing $50 million in funding for its second round of the Connect Illinois broadband web expansion strategy.