Industry News – 4-21-23

Last week’s report from Broadband Now contending that state laws addressing municipalities and their ability to offer broadband could delay or reduce BEAD funding was taken to task by the agency charged with implementing the program and addressed by PBDA executive director Brandon Carson in an article by Fierce Telecom. An NTIA representative offered that the agency has no concerns with the current dynamic involving state laws and BEAD funding and Carson noted that Pennsylvania’s law is not a prohibition and that he does not anticipate any delays in the distribution of BEAD funding because of the statute. (See related story in Quotable Section)