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