MidAmerican awarded $37.8M federal grant to build ‘middle-mile’ internet infrastructure
MidAmerican Energy Co. has received a $37.8 million federal grant from the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration to expand “middle-mile” high-speed internet infrastructure in Iowa.
The NTIA announced June 16 over $930 million to expand middle-mile high-speed internet infrastructure with grants to projects in 35 states. The funding comes from the Biden administration’s Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program, which invests in projects that build regional networks that connect to national internet networks.
Middle-mile internet infrastructure carries large amounts of data over long distances, increases capacity to local networks, boosts network resilience, and makes it easier and more affordable to connect unserved areas.
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Published June 2023 by the Business Record.