Broadband Advisory board to get update on statewide expansion plan



Updates will be given Wednesday on the progress of Oklahoma’s use of $374 million in federal funding for the expansion of broadband service to rural areas of the state.

The Oklahoma Broadband Expansion Council will meet at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its capacity as an advisory board to the State Broadband Office.

The latest reports from staff will focus on the recent decision authorizing broadband infrastructure expansion projects in 57 counties. The 142 projects, once completed, would provide broadband to nearly a quarter of locations in the state without such service.

The state received $374 million in the form of ARPA State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds. It will be coupled with more than $90 million in matching funds from 31 internet service projects who submitted approved proposals for service expansion.

The Oklahoma Broadband Expansion Council will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 20, in the Conference Room, Suite 105, Harvey Parkway Building, 301 Northwest 63rd Street, Oklahoma City.

The agenda can be found on this page: