A vibrant economy starts with connectivity. Stable, reliable broadband infrastructure positions Idaho communities to attract business and enhance the quality of life for their citizens.

Idaho Broadband Advisory Board

The Idaho Broadband Advisory Board created a statewide plan for structuring, prioritizing and dispersing grants from state and federal funding.

Capital Projects Fund

The Capital Projects Fund (CPF) grant opportunity is closed.

View submitted Idaho CPF Applications here.

View the Program Notice from 7-14-2023.

View the Program Notice from 6-7-2023.

View the Program Notice from 6-9-2023.

Learn more about CPF here.

FCC Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more. Learn more about the program here and find a participating provider near you here.

Link Up Idaho

To stay up-to-date on the latest broadband information, we recommend you visit linkup.idaho.gov.

Tell us about your internet and take our surveys here.

Idaho Broadband Fund Grants

View details of the awarded projects here.

View IRON/IIG application materials here.

View the Port of Lewiston application materials here.

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. Learn more here.

View Idaho’s 5-Year Action Plan here.

Idaho Broadband Strategic Plan

View the Idaho Broadband Strategic Plan for 2022 – 2027 by clicking the link above.

Additional Idaho Broadband Resources

Past Idaho Broadband Grant Programs

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.

ITD Dig Once: Ground Disturbance Projects App

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.

LHTAC Projects App

Find the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council projects map here.

NTIA Indicator of Broadband Need Map

Find a map from NTIA that represents the areas with the greatest need for broadband in the United States here.

Idaho BroadbandNow Map

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.

FCC Broadband Map

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.

Wi-Fi Locations Available to Idaho Students

Public Wi-Fi locations in Idaho reported by the Idaho Commission for Libraries, including available locations for public use. Find it here.

For further broadband-related inquiries, contact us via email.