With an unprecedented amount of federal broadband funding coming to the state through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), there is now a generational opportunity to close the digital divide for the residents of the Commonwealth.
The Massachusetts Broadband Strategic Plan puts forth the Baker-Polito Administration’s strategy for investing in broadband infrastructure and digital equity going forward. This strategy was informed by the Commonwealth’s experience in bringing broadband connectivity to unserved and partially served communities in western and central Massachusetts and constructing and operating the 1200-mile MassBroadband 123 middle mile fiber network. This strategy is also based on programs and projects established by the Massachusetts Broadband Institute to address the digital equity challenges exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic across the state.
This Broadband Plan will be updated periodically to reflect the Commonwealth’s continuing progress in its wide-ranging investments, and as federal spending and grant plans are approved by the appropriate federal agency.
Download the Massachusetts Broadband Strategic Plan.