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State and Territory Challenge Process Tracker


This tracker features information on active BEAD challenge processes, including dates for the opening and closing of online portals to submit challenges as well as links to those portals. Eligible Entities whose portals are no longer accepting challenges are displayed in the “Past Challenges” table below. To check the progress of a BEAD Eligible Entity's Initial Proposal in NTIA's approval process, visit our BEAD Initial Proposal Progress Dashboard."

Active and Upcoming Challenges

Eligible Entity

Challenge Process Portal Opens

Challenge Process Portal Closes

Link to State Challenge Submission Portal

American Samoa 06/01/2024 06/14/2024 American Samoa BEAD Challenge Process
Idaho 06/03/2024 07/01/2024 Idaho BEAD Challenge Process

Northern Mariana Islands

06/01/2024 06/30/2024 CNMI-Broadband Policy & Development [BPD]


05/28/2024 06/17/2024 Ohio BEAD Challenge Process and Grant Program

Rhode Island

05/29/2024 07/06/2024 Rhode Island State Challenge Process

South Dakota

05/15/2024 06/14/2024 South Dakota BEAD Challenge Process
Wyoming 05/20/2024 06/19/2024 Wyoming Broadband Equity, Access & Deployment Program Challenge Portal

Past Challenges

Eligible Entity

Challenge Process Portal Opened

Challenge Process Portal Closed

Link to State Challenge Submission Portal

Alaska 05/06/2024 06/05/2024 Alaska Broadband Office BEAD Challenge and Rebuttal Portal
Arizona 03/15/2024 05/14/2024 The Challenge Process
Arkansas 03/20/2024 04/19/2024 Arkansas BEAD Mapping Challenge Process
Colorado 01/10/2024 02/09/2024

Advance-BEAD Challenge Portal

Connecticut 04/01/2024 04/30/2024 Connecticut BEAD Challenge Portal
Delaware 01/17/2024 02/20/2024

Delaware Challenge Home

Georgia 03/04/2024 04/02/2024 BEAD Challenges | Georgia Broadband Program
Illinois 02/27/2024 03/18/2024 Illinois Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Challenge Portal


03/04/2024 04/17/2024 Indiana Broadband: Challenge Process
Iowa 05/15/2024 06/13/2024 Iowa BEAD Map Challenge Process
Kansas 12/15/2023 01/14/2024

Broadband Equity Access and Deployment

Kentucky 05/06/2024 06/10/2024 KY BEAD Challenge
Louisiana 10/06/2023 11/05/2023

Challenge - Connect Louisiana

Maine 04/26/2024 05/31/2024 Maine's BEAD State Led Challenge Process
Michigan 03/25/2024 04/23/2024 BEAD Challenge Process
Missouri 03/25/2024 05/08/2024 Office of Broadband: Broadband Availability Challenge
Montana 01/16/2024 02/15/2024

Montana Challenge Home

Nebraska 03/15/2024 04/14/2024 Challenge - Nebraska Broadband
Nevada 02/27/2024 03/28/2024 Nevada Bead Challenge Home
New Mexico 04/18/2024 05/18/2024 New Mexico BEAD Challenge Process
New York 03/19/2024 04/18/2024 New York State Broadband Challenge Process | ConnectALL Office
North Dakota 04/18/2024 05/19/2024 North Dakota Broadband Challenge
Oregon 04/22/2024 05/22/2024 Oregon BEAD Challenge Portal
Pennsylvania 04/24/2024 05/23/2024 Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority - BEAD Challenge Process

South Carolina

04/15/2024 05/15/2024 South Carolina BEAD Challenge Process
Tennessee 05/07/2024 06/01/2024 Tennessee BEAD Challenge Process


04/18/2024 05/28/2024 State Broadband Challenge Portal
Vermont 03/18/2024 04/01/2024 Vermont BEAD Challenge Process
Virginia 11/01/2023 12/01/2023

Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) Program | DHCD


04/15/2024 05/14/2024 Washington's BEAD Challenge Process
West Virginia 02/10/2024 03/10/2024 West Virginia Challenge Home
Wisconsin 04/29/2024 05/29/2024 Wisconsin Broadband Equity, Access & Deployment Program Challenge Process

*NOTE: Dates shown above reflect the period during which eligible challengers can submit challenge data to the portal. After the portal closes, Eligible Entities may require time to resolve the challenges before the process formally closes.