Wyoming Business Council seeking public comment on new broadband grant program

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The Wyoming Business Council is seeking public comment on administrative procedures for a new broadband grant program by 3 p.m. Thursday.

A copy of the procedures can be found at wyomingbusiness.org/broadband or by clicking here.

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The procedures detail eligible applicants for grant money, what information will be required in grant applications, the public hearing process and more.

The Wyoming Legislature allocated $10 million to create a broadband infrastructure grant program and directed the Business Council, the state’s economic development agency, to develop an enhancement plan, inventory map and appoint a Broadband Advisory Council to oversee the process.

The draft Broadband Enhancement Plan can be found by clicking here.

The mission is to move Wyoming to a position of leadership in the new digital world by ensuring the state’s citizens and businesses have access to affordable, reliable, redundant and future-proof broadband internet that exceeds defined standards by no later than 2023.

The Business Council Board of Directors will meet at 9 a.m. Friday to discuss the state’s broadband plan, the administrative procedures for a broadband grant program and other items.

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