Broadband READY

The Broadband Regional Engagement for Adoption + Digital Equity (READY) Grant Program is a collaborative effort between the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Office of Broadband and the Illinois Innovation Network.

About Broadband READY

Broadband READY grants are provided to qualified regional entities statewide to explore opportunities for equitable advances in the areas of broadband access, adoption, and utilization. The program is designed to identify current digital inequities as well as next steps in creating a digital inclusion ecosystem through regional collaboration among community and economic-development organizations, educators, local leaders, and other related stakeholders, and it seeks to provide scalable solutions for broadband utilization across all 10 Illinois economic development regions—including pressing current needs such as telehealth and remote learning.