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Delaware Broadband Initiative

Delaware's Governor Carney talking to a group of people about ensuring that every Delaware resident and business has access to high-speed internet service.

Delaware Broadband Initiative

Broadband connectivity is essential to the nation's economic growth and social advancement. It is the conduit for economic and social opportunities for U.S. households and a gateway to increased productivity, growth and market access for businesses of all sizes, yet many American businesses, households and critical anchor institutions lack enough broadband availability.

Delaware has made a significant investment in broadband services and wireless expansion, especially in rural underserved areas, through the Delaware Broadband Fund.

Delaware, a state that has been nationally-recognized for the fastest broadband speed in the country, faces the same challenges as many others when it comes to access and affordability — especially in our rural areas.

Significant broadband deserts exist in Kent and Sussex Counties. That is why broadband and wireless connectivity remain a top priority. High-speed internet is critical to building Delaware's innovation economy, supporting education and enhancing citizen safety.

Delaware is exploring various ways to improve internet service. This information is vital for planning efforts to expand access to high-speed broadband across Delaware.

Fiber optic cable

Fiber Broadband

Delaware's broadband "backbone" features high capacity fiber-optic lines that run the length of the state from Wilmington to Georgetown, and from Seaford to Lewes.

Installing a wireless broadband tower

Wireless Broadband

Wireless broadband solutions offer increasing speed and reliability for rural households and businesses.

Cell tower

Connect Delaware

$20 million in CARES Act funding will be used to build out additional infrastructure across Delaware