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2-Year Priority Goal

Ensure All Americans have Access to High-speed, Affordable and Reliable Broadband (Joint with DOC)

Goal leaders

Jacki Ponti-Lazaruk

Chief Innovation Officer

Innovation Center, Rural Development (USDA)

Laurel Leverrier

Assistant Administrator

Innovation Center, Rural Development (USDA)

Jim Barham

Division Director - Data Analytics Division

Innovation Center, Rural Development (USDA)

To achieve

By September 30, 2023, the Departments of Agriculture and Commerce will expand affordable and reliable access to broadband service by funding projects, which, when completed, will provide at least 550,000 households with reliable and affordable access to high quality internet service. This will be achieved through investment in broadband infrastructure and related activities, accompanied by outreach and technical assistance, in coordination with applicable Federal agencies, to promote American household accessibility to affordable, reliable, high-speed internet service.