Oklahoma Broadband Council to receive latest updates on statewide development


An update on the progress of the Oklahoma Broadband Expansion Council and its work in development of a map of Internet needs in rural Oklahoma will be given this week at a regular meeting of the council.

The meeting comes after the state recently was notified it will receive $797.4 million in federal grant funds to expand Oklahoma’s broadband infrastructure to provide high-speed internet access statewide.

During the Wednesday morning meeting, the council members will receive committee reports on recommendations of geographic boundaries, adoption of rates and digital opportunity and policy impacts.

The Council will also receive a development update on the Oklahoma Online Broadband Mapping Portal as well as planning developments for the Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment or BEAD. Oklahoma’s funding came through the BEAD program.

Together with other funding, the OBO will administer $1.2 billion to finish its five-year mission to provide access to reliable high-speed internet service to at least 95% of Oklahomans.

The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. and be held in the First Floor Conference Room, Suite 105, 301 NW 63rd Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73116.

The agenda can be found on this page: https://oklahoma.gov/broadband/council/meeting-info.html.

The public may observe the meeting in person or online. To join the meeting online, click hereTo join by phone, call +1 (405) 898-0717. Conference ID: 983 234 830#