From NewsChannel 9: The Biden-Harris administration will be giving more than $813 million to Tennessee for high-speed internet.
President Joe Biden has promised to split $42.45 billion between the 50 states and D.C. as part of his “Internet for All” initiative, and the administration has now announced how much each state will be receiving.
Tennessee’s $813.3 million will be used to help close the state’s digital divide. Currently, 186,394 homes and small businesses in Tennessee lack access to a high-speed Internet connection.
“President Biden’s commitment to closing the digital divide is helping connect Tennesseans to the limitless potential of the digital economy,” said Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. “With Governor Lee’s partnership, this historic investment will help to ensure that every family in Tennessee can access and afford quality, high-speed Internet.”