In the News

Home|In the News

Illinois BEAD Map Challenge & Webinars

Illinois BEAD Map Challenge & Webinars The Illinois Broadband Lab and Illinois Office of Broadband are taking the next steps toward deploying $1.04 billion in federal Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program funds to accelerate our efforts to connect all homes and businesses to modern high-speed internet. The BEAD Program requires states to allow

2023-12-01T19:05:44+00:00December 1st, 2023|In the News|

Wave 1 Digital Equity Capacity Kickstarter Awards Announced

Wave 1 DECK Grant Awardees Announced DE Capacity Kickstarter Award Summaries Final PDF This past summer, the Illinois Office of Broadband launched the Digital Equity Capacity Kickstarter (DECK) Grant Program to sustain existing local initiatives and support other proven and pilot ideas ahead of federal Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program funding expected in late 2024.

2023-11-30T05:52:25+00:00November 29th, 2023|In the News|

Illinois Broadband Lab Wraps Up Statewide Broadband Listening Tour

URBANA - The Illinois Broadband Lab (IBL), a collaborative effort between the University of Illinois System and the Illinois Office of Broadband, recently concluded a three-month series of listening sessions across the state to better understand the challenges residents face in accessing reliable internet service. “In today’s world, internet access isn’t a privilege—it’s a right,”

2023-08-21T20:33:44+00:00August 1st, 2023|In the News|

State to host community broadband meetings in northwest Illinois on May 9-10

URBANA – The Illinois Broadband Lab, a collaboration between the Illinois Office of Broadband and University of Illinois System, invites residents and local organizations in northwest Illinois to in-person listening sessions in Moline on Tuesday, May 9, and in Morrison on Wednesday, May 10. The events will give the public a forum for asking questions

2023-05-10T20:49:53+00:00May 2nd, 2023|In the News|

Central region community broadband meetings set for April 25-26

URBANA – The Illinois Broadband Lab, a collaboration between the Illinois Office of Broadband and University of Illinois System, invites residents and local organizations in central Illinois to in-person listening sessions in Decatur on Tuesday, April 25, and Springfield on Wednesday, April 26. The events will give the public a forum for asking questions and

2023-05-10T20:50:19+00:00April 17th, 2023|In the News|

East central region community broadband meetings set for April 12-13

URBANA – The Illinois Broadband Lab, a collaboration between the Illinois Office of Broadband and University of Illinois System, invites residents and local organizations in east central Illinois to in-person listening sessions in Champaign on Wednesday, April 12, and Danville on Thursday, April 13. The events will give the public a forum for asking questions

2023-05-10T20:50:26+00:00April 4th, 2023|In the News|
Go to Top