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Tennessee receives $6M in federal funds for broadband expansion

Tennessee has received $6 million in federal grants to plan for the expansion of access to high-speed internet networks. The funding is part of a $6 billion investment by the White House with the goal of connecting all Americans to broadband networks. Of the $6 million being received by the state of Tennessee, $4.9 million will go toward the development of a five-year plan identifying the state's  broadband access, affordability, equity, and needs; research and data collection; publications and communications support, and providing technical assistance through workshops and events. The remaining $1.1 million will be used on various activities including but not limited to the development of a statewide digital equity plan, consulting work, community and stakeholder engagement, and report distribution.