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.
NTIA has issued a draft 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.
Huntsville, AL – Today, Assistant Secretary of Commerce Alan Davidson and White House Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu traveled to Adtran’s Huntsville, AL headquarters, to celebrate the announcement of investments in new high-speed Internet network electronics equipment production in the U.S., made possible by the Biden-Harris Administration’s “Investing in America” agenda.