Welcome to Broadband.sd.gov!
The South Dakota Bureau of Information and Telecommunications (BIT) applied for and received a federal grant to collect information on the availability and use of broadband services in South Dakota under the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) State Broadband Initiative.
The Winter 2013 Grant Application Round has now closed. Thanks to everyone
that applied for sharing their great project ideas with us.
Applicants: please watch your mailboxes for any questions from our office
regarding your applications. We hope to announce the recipients of the
Winter 2013 awards in late December 2013.
This website provides a way for us to share information and new developments about this project, as well as a way to allow all South Dakotans various hands on opportunities to be involved. This very appreciated input from our citizens is critical to the success of this broadband initiative.
As part of the project we will also develop, execute and maintain a sustainable broadband adoption strategy and plan for innovative projects that promote broadband demand. Initiatives will focus on providing broadband education, awareness, training, access, equipment and support, particularly among vulnerable population groups where broadband technology has traditionally been underutilized.
Like electricity a century ago, broadband is a
foundation for economic growth, job creation,
global competitiveness and a better way of life.