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Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) Program

The BEAD Program will provide $797.4 million to build broadband infrastructure and develop programs to expand high-speed internet access.

BEAD is administered by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of the US Department of Commerce. The Oklahoma Broadband Office (OBO) will manage the competitive grant process.  

Initial Proposal Volume II - Public Comment

Initial Proposal Volume II focuses on how Oklahoma will deploy broadband across the state. It covers the subgrantee selection process, affordability plans, workforce readiness, and much more.

View the proposal here.

The public comment period will be open until November 26, 2023.

If you have suggested revisions or comments about Initial Proposal Volume II, please email them to

In compliance with federal guidance, the BEAD Initial Proposal Volume I focuses on existing funding, unserved and underserved locations, community anchor institutions, and a challenge process, for all Oklahomans to provide key input through public comment.  

The Initial Proposal Volume I is awaiting NTIA approval.

View Initial Proposal Volume I - Draft

CAIs play a critical role in delivering internet access and relaying information to residents. The OBO wants to hear from stakeholders about its list of libraries, community centers, and other public entities that assist Oklahomans with critical high-speed internet required in our everyday lives. If there is information you feel is incorrect or if CAIs are missing from the list, please email our office using the address below.

View Oklahoma's Community Anchor Institutions

Click here to learn more about BEAD.

The state's Five Year Action Plan has been approved by NTIA.

BEAD Five Year Action Plan

Last Modified on Nov 22, 2023