Delaware Broadband Initiative
Expanding access to high-speed internet across Delaware is a priority. The State's Broadband Strategic Plan and GIS Hub have identified more than 11,600 homes and businesses lacking access to broadband services. Given the additional funding made accessible through several federal programs specifically targeting broadband efforts, Delaware has revised its original investment plan of ARPA dollars to maximize the potential of all available resources.
Over the next 18 months Comcast, Verizon and Mediacom will connect 4,318 addresses to high-speed broadband. To reach our goal of connecting every Delaware home and business over the next few years, we will also leverage additional federal funding sources. Residents will be able to see in the GIS Hub which program will connect their home as funding becomes available and projects are awarded.
GIS Broadband Hub launched to help keep Delawareans updated on the project, search for service providers, or report lack of service for inclusion in the project.
Governor Carney announces the Delaware Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program to make high-speed wired broadband connections available to every home and business in the First State.
- Grant opened on 10/18/2021.
- Questions submitted by 10/29/2021.
- Responses to questions provided 11/12/2021.
- Submissions by vendors due /17/2021.
With funding made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Delaware was able to:
Delaware partners with Bloosurf to create the Rural Wireless Broadband Initiative.
DTI announces Rural Broadband Pilot.
Investment in expanding fiber backbone from Seaford to Lewes.
Completion of fiber line running from Middletown to Georgetown.