Editor’s note: This page is no longer being updated. For the latest information on state broadband efforts, please see Pew’s new feature, “Which States Have Dedicated Broadband Offices, Task Forces, Agencies, or Funds?”
States differ in how they manage broadband deployment and which agencies or offices they task with identifying challenges, charting goals, and encouraging investment. Some states have a centralized office responsible for managing or coordinating broadband efforts. In others, multiple agencies have jurisdiction over broadband. States have written plans, created maps, or identified goals and funding mechanisms for their broadband work; some have almost all of these, while others have few or none.
The table indicates whether a state has the following:
When possible, the information below includes links to more information about state-specific projects. This information is in a sortable format. To learn about the state laws that govern these efforts, visit our State Broadband Policy Explorer.