Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.
Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Build America, Buy America Act

Content on this page is going through technical updates. Content will be updated on February 23rd, 2024.


Welcome to the intersection of two key initiatives, “Build America, Buy America” and Internet for All. In pursuit of a more connected and equitable nation, these programs unite to strengthen our domestic industries and ensure that everyone in America has access to the transformative benefits of high-speed Internet connectivity.


NTIA has issued a limited, general applicability, nonavailability Build America, Buy America waiver for the Broadband Equity Access and Deployment Program, a plan that would result in 90% of BEAD costs being spent on components manufactured in the U.S.

Click below to learn more about the waiver.

What is Build America, Buy America?

The Build America Buy America Act, part of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, says that when the government provides money for building things like roads and bridges, the materials used to build them should be made in the United States. This means things like iron, steel, products made in factories, and materials for construction need to come from the U.S.

Why Build America, Buy America?

At the core of the “Build America, Buy America” initiative lies a commitment to strengthening our nation from within. By prioritizing domestic production and procurement of infrastructure products and components, we’re:

  • Fueling Job Creation: Strengthening industries at home translates into more job opportunities for our communities. As we invest in high-speed Internet infrastructure, we're also investing in American livelihoods.
  • Boosting Economic Resilience: By reducing dependence on foreign supply chains, we enhance our nation's resilience in times of global disruption, ensuring that vital broadband networks remain robust and reliable.
  • Empowering Local Businesses: The "Build America, Buy America" initiative empowers local businesses to contribute to our nation's digital growth.
  • Making Internet for All in America: The Next Steps

    Will add later

    All about the next steps on Making Internet for All in America.

  • Making Internet For All in America Map

    Making Internet For All in America Map

    Companies committing to create jobs and products in America for building high-speed Internet networks.

For more information about the “Build America, Buy America” initiative, visit the MadeinAmerica web site.