By Paul Monies
Oklahoma Watch 

Broadband providers raise coverage concerns over millions in relief funding


August 13, 2023

Millions in broadband funding could be further delayed after some companies and board members raised concerns about duplicating efforts in areas of Oklahoma already served by internet service providers.

The Oklahoma Broadband Office, which is overseeing more than $1.1 billion in federal funding to expand broadband throughout the state, said it will study the issue after receiving questions about applications under the state’s share of American Rescue Plan Act funding.

Lawmakers last year gave the office $382 million to upgrade and expand broadband services under that round of federal coro...

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