Connect Humanity is a fund advancing digital equity. We support, catalyze, and scale holistic solutions providing people with the internet access and means needed to participate fully in a digital society. We believe that one of the best ways to support communities to achieve digital equity is through comprehensive Broadband Master Plans. Through this open call, with the support of EntryPoint Networks and Biarri Networks, we will provide grants for the development of Broadband Master Plans for up to 5 communities.
We thank all of you that have applied for these grants. Our team of experts is reviewing all of the applications, based on the revised timeline, below. We will be in touch with each and every one of you. We appreciate your commitment to providing better broadband to all.
28.2 Million American households lack access to the internet. They are falling further behind as our society and economy become increasingly digital. Traditional telecommunication operators have not and will not solve this problem. Today there are historic grant opportunities available to communities desiring to step in and address their digital divide.
America’s efforts to close the digital divide have highlighted the challenges we must overcome to connect every household. New models and blueprints for success have emerged. Build Better Broadband meets communities where they are, with the blend of support they need, on their journey to digital equity.