Broadband stimulus funds are not a growth strategy. They are a tactical way to invest in areas too expensive to service historically and to expand the scope and scale of your business. Strategic service providers will look beyond the initial buildout to leverage solutions that will allow them to operate and scale efficiently and thrive in delivering the best possible services to their customers. DZS access and optical transport solutions lead the industry in performance and efficiency, and our software portfolio allows service providers to deliver extraordinary customer experiences, ensure service performance, and operate as efficiently as possible.
DZS in the only US-based broadband connectivity and mobile and optical edge transport company that actually manufactures its products in the USA.
Our facilities in Seminole, Florida not only give you peace of mind, but can be a key advantage in resolving supply chain and responsiveness challenges.
The Middle Mile Grant (MMG) program is complementary to the BEAD program and offers $1 Billion to build out the transport infrastructure necessary to connect unserved and underserved communities.
DZS currently provides middle mile and xHaul services to many of the world’s most advanced 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps) and 5G networks. The company also recently introduced DZS Saber, the world’s first modular, compact, and environmentally hardened 100 – 400 Gbps coherent optics platform optimized for middle mile and access edge opportunities. The Saber platform is ideal for MMG recipients.
Applications opened June 21 and close on September 30, 2022.
Builds high-speed internet infrastructure where needed, supports job training, provides the equipment needed and drives partnerships to close the digital divide.
The program is in the early stages of deployment, with the Notice of Funds Opportunities (NOFO) issued, but many of the rules and its foundational broadband mapping still underway. DZS will update you when there are opportunities to leverage these funds.
In contrast to previous broadband stimulus programs, today's stimulus programs are primarily run by the states, who have been given the responsibility of selecting where funds are invested. The states are in various stages of development in their broadband maturity, and nearly half are still in the process of establishing broadband offices and administration processes. DZS can help you navigate what broadband programs are available and how to apply for and implement them.