Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) Program

Transforming the Economics of Superfast Broadband with Cisco Routed PON

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We are launching Cisco Routed PON, a disruptive solution that enables agile, differentiated broadband services through a software-defined network. Routed PON drastically improves the cost of broadband deployment in rural, suburban, and urban areas.

January 22, 2024


BEAD Funding: Grants Now Available to States and Cisco Customers

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Did you know that over $42 billion is now available to state, local, and tribal governments to purchase broadband related equipment, all thanks to the BEAD funding program. Learn how Cisco's Public Funding Office can help get you started.

November 13, 2023


Broadband Funding for Community Anchor Institutions

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Community Anchor Institutions are gearing up to capture a share of $42 billion in federal BEAD grants to build access to gigabit-level broadband service. Find out how it works and how we can help. All in our latest Public Funding blog.

How to Invest in Middle Mile Networks to Bridge the Digital Divide

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Six strategies to unlock the possibilities of your fiber infrastructure investments. What you need to know to make the most of the Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure program to meet the needs of a growing hybrid workforce, deliver more capacity to rural regions, and bridge the digital divide.