A vibrant economy starts with connectivity. Stable, reliable broadband infrastructure positions Idaho communities to attract business and enhance quality of life for their citizens.
The Idaho Broadband Fund consists 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.
The Idaho Broadband Advisory Board will create a statewide plan for structuring, prioritizing and dispersing grants from the Idaho Broadband Fund.
The Idaho Broadband Advisory Board is requesting information on broadband infrastructure needs in the state of Idaho. This information will be submitted in the form of a broadband infrastructure project proposal.
Additional Idaho Broadband Resources
Learn more about the statewide projects that have been reimbursed by the Idaho Broadband Grant Program.
A map from NTIA that represents the areas with the greatest need for broadband in the United States.
Map from LHTAC showing projects in pre-design, design, bidding and construction phases. Allows for communities and ISPs to take advantage of activities to deploy conduit and fiber more effectively.
Information on the Idaho Broadband Task Force, meetings, and recommendations.
Combination of data from FCC, NTIA and other sources, giving county and city statistics on broadband connectivity including pricing, providers and advertised speeds.
Map from the FCC showing residential broadband connectivity as reported by ISPs to the FCC. Data is reported down to the Census block level but may overstate reported service since providers may not offer service to every home in that Census block.
Idaho Department of Transportation’s Dig Once Map allows communities and ISPs to take advantage of earth-moving activities to deploy conduit and fiber more effectively.
Public Wi-Fi locations in Idaho reported by the Idaho Commission for Libraries, including available locations for public use.