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Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) and
Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD)

Investment in the Expansion of Broadband Infrastructure

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way millions of Americans work, attend school and socialize. The availability of reliable high-speed connections to people’s homes and places of business has been critical to this shift.

In metropolitan areas many already enjoyed the benefits of a truly high-speed broadband connection. Others, because neighborhood networks were already in place, were able to upgrade with a simple request to a local service provider.

But for millions of Americans that live in rural, unserved or underserved areas, such connections remain elusive. The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) and the Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) fund are the federal government’s response to this need.

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60 Million Rural Americans Can’t Access Broadband

The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund allocates $20+ billion dollars for the construction and operation of rural broadband infrastructure.

$20+ Billion to Build Rural Broadband Networks

Benefits of RDOF investment include:

  • Further advancement of agricultural technology, gaining greater productivity while reducing demand on natural resources
  • Opening rural areas as affordable housing destinations, easing demand on urban development
  • Increasing access to remote learning at all levels of education

Rural Fiber Deployment


The Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) Program provides over $42B to expand high-speed internet access to unserved and underserved communities across all 50 U.S. states as well as many of its territories.

$42 Billion to Expand
High-Speed Internet Access

BEAD is a partnership between states and the federal government that provides funding for:

  • Planning high-speed internet deployment
  • Deploying or upgrading internet
  • Installing internet or Wi-Fi in multiple dwelling units (MDU)
  • Training, adoption and digital equity programs

Fiber Will Lead the Way Forward

As experienced network designers and engineers know, there is no “one size fits all” technology. It is expected that copper, wireless and even satellite will find application in specific use cases however, the technology of choice will certainly be fiber optics.

Benefits of Fiber Networks:

  • Longer reach and wider bandwidth than copper
  • Simple growth for future subscribers and applications
  • Affordable components
  • Resistance to interference
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Holland Electronics offers all of the pieces needed to build out a robust broadband network.

As a leading global manufacturer of antennas and sensors, Holland also helps service providers fulfill IoT and other advanced applications.

Bridging the Digital Divide

Holland Electronics is a global leader in the manufacturing and engineering of interconnect products. With over 25,000 trained technicians, we provide innovative technologies to the preeminent broadband service providers.

We combine a full range of products and industry expertise to make Holland the ideal partner to help you build robust broadband networks.

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