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Posted on: October 13, 2022

Board of Supervisors Votes Unanimously to Invest $34.6 Million for Reliable Internet Access

Maricopa County

Maricopa County is partnering with ASU Enterprise Technology, Sun Corridor Network, and Digital Equity Institute to advance broadband internet across the region, especially to communities in need. According to Arizona State University, 70 percent of Arizona residents are still without adequate internet performance, which in the age of telecommuting is needed. These gaps are found often in unincorporated areas.

“It is only through a collaborative partnership and proactive leadership that we will begin to address these structural barriers at a regionwide level to ensure the digital economy reaches all Greater Phoenix households,” said Chairman Bill Gates, District 3.

Tech adoption, smart government and broadband expansion have been priorities of Chairman Gates since his chairmanship in 2019. The Board of Supervisors had a goal of providing as many county services through digital means as possible. Going digital improves the efficiency of how our county government is run by meeting residents where they are.

The $34.6 million investment is being funded with American Rescue Plan dollars and will be distributed through 2026.  It will be used to improve broadband and offer community support, equipment and training across Maricopa County.

See how Maricopa County is spending American Rescue Plan Funds.



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