Over the last 20 years, Arizona state government and several entities in Arizona have worked hard on expanding affordable high-speed broadband access for its citizens. Together their actions and broadband focused programs yielded tangible, positive results but never a complete solution. While broadband was a necessity then, it has now become a critical part of the state’s infrastructure.
The time has come for a new plan and a renewed commitment to expanding broadband service statewide. To that end, the Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA), in partnership with Mission Critical Partners, LLC (MCP), developed this Arizona Statewide Broadband Strategic Plan to effectively coordinate, manage and collaborate on the resources required to deliver accessible, affordable, and reliable access to broadband services. This Plan is designed to serve as a road map for ensuring that Arizonans are afforded equal access to digital opportunities regardless of geographic location.