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 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. Learn more here.
The Idaho Broadband Advisory Board will create a statewide plan for structuring, prioritizing and dispersing grants from the Idaho Broadband Fund.
View the Idaho Broadband Strategic Plan for 2022 – 2027 by clicking the link above.
Additional Idaho Broadband Resources
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. Learn more about the statewide projects that have been reimbursed by the Idaho Broadband Grant Program here. Submit your broadband project proposal here.
The Captial Projects Fund addresses challenges in rural America, Tribal communities and low-and moderate-income communities to help ensure all communities have access to high-quality modern infrastructure such as broadband, needed to access critical services. Learn more here.
Find a map from NTIA that represents the areas with the greatest need for broadband in the United States here.
Combination of data from FCC, NTIA and other sources, giving county and city statistics on broadband connectivity including pricing, providers and advertised speeds. Find it here.
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. Find it here.
A 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. You can find the map here.
Find information on the Idaho Broadband Task Force, meetings, and recommendations here.
Public Wi-Fi locations in Idaho reported by the Idaho Commission for Libraries, including available locations for public use. Find it here.