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. More than half of states have established dedicated funds to support deployment of high-speed internet, and many have developed goals, plans, and maps for expansion of access.
The downloadable table indicates whether a state has the following:
Source: Pew analysis of state data. This data is current as of May 31, 2021.
To learn about the state laws that govern these efforts, visit our "State Broadband Policy Explorer."
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