Connecting All Missourians

Connecting All Missourians


The Office of Broadband Development will carry out an extensive public engagement process as it plans for its Connecting All Missourians programs. These programs will be funded under the Digital Equity Act (DEA) and the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program, both part of the Infrastructure, Investment, and Jobs Act (IIJA). It will inform the state’s plans for spending more than $100 million toward broadband deployment and more than $20 million toward addressing non-infrastructure barriers to full participation in the digital world.

For more information about BEAD and DEA, please visit and

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Connecting All Missourians 2023 Spring Outreach Tour

The Office of Broadband Development invites you to join us during our follow-up informational meetings in support of the Connecting All Missourians initiative, which is aimed at ensuring all Missourians have high quality, affordable internet access - and the skills to use it.

This spring, we'll revisit the 19 regional planning commission regions to show how our team has incorporated input from last year's sessions, stakeholder calls, and more into our five-year infrastructure plan and Missouri’s Digital Equity Plan. You'll also hear an update on the ARPA Broadband Infrastructure Program, Missouri's Digital Equity plan, FCC maps, and the BEAD program. In addition, partners from the University of Missouri will share preliminary data and a status update. We look forward to hearing your feedback and responses to discussion questions.

Meeting schedule

Meeting agenda

Digital Demonstration Projects Grant Program

State awards $250,000 in Digital Equity Act funding through the Digital Demonstration Projects Grant Program

The Department of Economic Development (DED) announced the award of $250,000 through the Digital Demonstration Projects Grant Program. The program, funded through the Digital Equity Act (DEA), is focused on supporting digital opportunities throughout the state. Digital Demonstration Projects will help extend the benefits of the digital economy to all Missourians.

Press Release

List of Awarded Projects

Awarded Projects Summary

Many Missourians are unable to take full advantage of the opportunities presented by the internet for reasons beyond availability of reliable high-speed internet access, which may include lack of familiarity with new technologies, inability to afford an internet-connected device, and the inability to afford internet service.

The Digital Demonstration Project Grant Program is a competitive grant program that will fund projects that allow the State of Missouri to better understand, develop, and implement programming that furthers the goal of digital equity. The results of this Program will inform the Missouri Digital Equity Plan, which must be submitted to the U.S. Department of Commerce to secure future federal funding.

Digital Demonstration Projects Grant Program Final Guidelines

Grant Application Walkthrough

FCC Broadband Mapping Opportunity

The Office of Broadband Development is encouraging Missourians to make sure their homes, businesses, and communities are correctly represented on newly released maps of broadband coverage in order to make sure those locations are eligible for future funding.


How-to submit a challenge video

How to submit a challenge document 


OBD is also interested in identifying areas with large-scale errors for targeted outreach and potential bulk challenges. If you see such areas on the map, or if your organization has access to data that could be used to establish large-scale challenges either in terms of where potentially broadband-serviceable locations are situated or what services are actually available at given locations, please contact us.

For questions or information, contact our office at 573-526-1028 or

MoDOT Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP)

To support federal and state investments in extending broadband infrastructure, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) would like to share its Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP). The STIP, prepared annually, sets forth the specific construction projects MoDOT will undertake in the next five years. It covers highways and bridges, transit, aviation, rail, waterways, bicycle, pedestrian, and operations and maintenance projects. MoDOT's STIP can be found here.

If you have any questions, please contact

More Information

Recorded Webinars

May 19, 2023 - Broadband Stakeholder Update

May 3, 2023 - Connecting All Missourians Workforce Discussion Call

April 28, 2023 - Broadband Stakeholder Update

Connecting All Missourians ISPs Statewide Stakeholder Call

ISPs Statewide Stakeholder Call Slides

Broadband Stakeholder Update - March 31, 2023

Connecting All Missourians Local Government Statewide Stakeholder Call - March 8, 2023

Broadband Stakeholder Update - February 24, 2023

Broadband Stakeholder Update - January 27, 2023

Presentation Slides

FCC Map Challenge Process Webinar - December 16, 2022

Presentation Slides


Connecting All Missourians Kick-off Summit - October 4, 2022

Presentation Slides

Mapping Resources
  • Provider Summary
    • This spreadsheet reflects the distribution of providers across geographies in the state of Missouri who reported providing the fastest broadband service for a location to the Federal Communications Commission in June 2022.
  • Grant Summary
    • This spreadsheet reflects the distribution of winners of broadband grants across geographies in the State of Missouri where those winners committed to bring service of at least 100/20 Mbps.
Fact Sheets
Program Documents


FCC Broadband Map Quick Links

Additional Broadband Resources

Missouri Broadband Contacts

A statewide list of Missouri cable and telecommunications companies, electric cooperatives, and service providers, including their contact information.

Missouri Broadband Resource Rail

Powered by the University of Missouri System Broadband Initiative, the Missouri Broadband Resource Rail is a coordinated effort to support the build-out of reliable, high-speed internet infrastructure across the state of Missouri.

Broadband Stakeholder Calls

  • Monthly stakeholder call

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