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Lombardo announces $250 million for better internet to 40,000 Nevadans

CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO) – Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo has announced the state will dedicate $250 million for a new internet connectivity program called the Nevada Middle Mile Network.

“I’m pleased to announce the allocation of $250 million towards Middle Mile Infrastructure,” said Governor Lombardo. “This significant investment will enhance internet connectivity in communities across Nevada that have struggled with inadequate internet access. By addressing these critical gaps, we are ensuring that all Nevadans have the opportunity to benefit from reliable and fast internet service.”

The network is described as a 2,500-mile open access, fiber optic network that will be able to reach unserved communities in Nevada. The $250 million will go towards funding the one-time construction costs for the network.

It will enable the Office of Science, Innovation, and Technology to bring better internet to unserved K-12 schools, libraries, state and local government facilities, and what Lombardo calls community anchor institutions. More than 40,000 people will be getting this greater internet access under the plan.

OSIT will build ubiquitous, open access, middle mile infrastructure to provide services the state says will be comparable in pricing to metro areas.

Over the next four years, over $900 million will be dedicated to broadband infrastructure and digital equity and adoption initiatives.



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