ConnectWyoming

Gov. Mark Gordon has authorized Federal CARES Act dollars to pay for broadband projects across Wyoming.

The Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors approved 37 projects during an Aug. 14 special meeting. See the list of recommended broadband projects here.

Projects will bring faster, more reliable internet to "unserved" and "underserved" areas.

An “unserved area” is an area in which there exists no fixed terrestrial broadband service, or in which the maximum fixed terrestrial broadband speed available are:

- to residential customers:
     - speeds less than 25 megabits per second download and 3 megabits per second upload

- to business corridors within a municipality:     
     - for a population of 2,000 or less, speeds less than 25 megabits per second download and 3 megabits per second upload
     - for a population of 2,000 or more, speeds less than 50 megabits per second download and 5 megabits per second upload 

- to business corridors in an unincorporated area of a county:
     - 
speeds less than 25 megabits per second download and 3 megabits per second upload

“Underserved areas” are:
     - areas of opportunity to be seized between the well-defined speeds of served and unserved as well as other issues related to redundancy, quality of service, affordability and customer satisfaction that need to be addressed to fulfill our mission, make our vision a reality and fully achieve our moonshot.  

Middle-mile and redundant fiber routes will also be a priority.

 

Questions may be submitted to wbc-broadband@wyo.gov.