CT gets $5.7 million to plan statewide high-speed internet

The US Department of Commerce has awarded nearly $6 million to Connecticut to plan for the rollout and adoption of high-speed Internet across the state, kicking off an infrastructure project likened to the completion of the railroads in the 19th century and to the electrification of homes in the 20th century.

Majority of the funding will go to the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Office of Telecommunications and Broadband to develop its plan to make broadband Internet available statewide, extending connectivity to underserved areas and underserved, which include urban neighborhoods and rural regions such as the northwest corner of the state.