The Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) and NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association today announced they will publish a Broadband Infrastructure Playbook to assist State governments as they seek to implement the Broadband, Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) Program and put funding to the best possible use in deploying broadband infrastructure. The playbook will provide a detailed overview of the statutory requirements associated with the new broadband infrastructure law, recommendations for best structuring a State broadband program, the benefits for consumers and communities of directing funds towards reliable future-proof fiber networks, and templates for State funding applications and the subsequent subgrant competitive award process. This guide will be published in early 2022 in advance of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) Notice of Funding Opportunity, which is expected by May 2022.
Broadband Infrastructure Playbook Research Project Underway
Fiber Broadband Association - December 15, 2021 - The FBA and NTCA commissioned Cartesian, a global telecom, media and technology consulting firm, to conduct the research for the Broadband Infrastructure Playbook. Highlights from the playbook will be presented during a webinar in early 2022.