South Dakota

Broadband Office

Name: ConnectSD
Location: Governor’s Office of Economic Development
Enabling Act: n/a

Connectivity Snapshot

Broadband Serviceable Locations 1
Total Served Underserved Unserved

400,066

357,473

14,203

28,390

Adoption 2
Overall Wireline

89.9%

75.8%

Federal Funding

Summary

BEAD CPF ARPA DE

$207,227,524

$115,898,703

$1,245,434,700

$10,512,628

BEAD

Overview

Total Allocation: $207,227,524
Current Status: Funding Allocated

Five-Year Plan

Status: Drafted
Due: 8/26/23
Link: 5-Year Plan

Initial Proposal

Status: Drafted
Due: 12/27/23
Link: Initial Proposal Vol. 1 Vol. 2

Final Proposal

Status: Unreleased
Due: TBD
Link: n/a

Digital Equity

State Grants

Capacity Grant: $10,512,6283
Planning Grant: $527,051.65
Link to Plan: DE Plan
Summary of Uses: n/a

NTIA Grant Program

TBD

Middle Mile

No IIJA Middle Mile awardees

ARPA

SLFRF

Total4

$1,245,434,700

For Broadband
$47,783,815 (3.8%)

CPF

Total

$115,898,703

For Broadband
$0 (0%)
Program Link

State Funding

Recent Programs5

ConnectSD Broadband Development Program

Agency: Broadband Office
Allocation: $25M [$221M+ allocated since 2019]
Grantees: 2023 Awardees (approved May 2023)
Rules: Application available here

Policies

Non-Traditional ISPs6

Pemitted to Offer Broadband

Municipalities

Yes

Municipal Electric Utilities

Yes

Electric Cooperatives

Yes

Investor-Owned Utilities

Yes

Footnotes

  1. FCC National Broadband Map Data, as of December 31, 2022 (updated May 24, 2023).↩︎

  2. ACS 1-Year Data, 2022, US Census Bureau.↩︎

  3. ACLP Overview of IIJA Digital Equity Grant Programs.↩︎

  4. Broadband infrastructure is one of several applicable uses of SLFRF funds.↩︎

  5. Updated as of March 2023.↩︎

  6. Updated as of September 2022.↩︎