The American Rescue Plan Act allows a variety of expenditures to support broadband access for Douglas County citizens, including but not limited to:
- “Last mile” broadband projects in underserved areas, defined as areas not currently served with a “wireline” connection delivering speeds of at least 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload. Projects must provide symmetrical upload and download speeds of 100 Mbps upon completion in most circumstances.
- Internet access programs for disadvantaged households.
- ARPA funds claimed under the revenue loss provisions could be broadly used for governmental purposes.