Tennessee

Broadband Office

Name: TN Broadband Initiative
Location: Dept. of Economic & Community Development (DECD)
Enabling Act: TN Code Ann. § 4-3-708

Connectivity Snapshot

Broadband Serviceable Locations 1
Total Served Underserved Unserved

2,709,961

2,464,099

57,048

188,814

Adoption 2
Overall Wireline

89.6%

73.7%

Federal Funding

Summary

BEAD CPF ARPA DE

$813,319,680

$215,218,861

$5,936,046,576

$30,121,102

BEAD

Overview

Total Allocation: $813,319,680
Current Status: Funding Allocated

Five-Year Plan

Status: Unreleased
Due: 9/8/23
Link: n/a

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: $30,121,1023
Planning Grant: $1,083,814.06
Link to Plan: DE Plan
Summary of Uses: n/a

NTIA Grant Program

TBD

Middle Mile

No IIJA Middle Mile awardees

ARPA

SLFRF

Total4

$5,936,046,576

For Broadband
$344,229,493 (5.8%)

CPF

Total

$215,218,861

For Broadband
$185,088,220 (86%)
Program Link

State Funding

Recent Programs5

Last Mile Connection Program & Middle Mile Build Out Program [CPF]

Agency: Broadband Office
Allocation: $185M [Allocated by Treasury in Feb. 2023]
Grantees: TBD
Rules: TBD

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.↩︎