BLM extends comment period on rule to bolster broadband infrastructure and enhance power grid security on public lands


Bureau of Land Management

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WASHINGTON D.C. – The Bureau of Land Management is extending the public comment period to January 23, 2023 for the proposed rule to update regulations for the construction and operation of broadband infrastructure on public lands. A notice of the public comment period extension will be published in the Federal Register in early January 2023.

Ensuring that every American has access to reliable high-speed internet service and enhancing the reliability, security, and resiliency of the electric power grid are important priorities of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which President Joe Biden signed in November 2021.

For more information on the proposed changes to the BLM regulations, including how to submit comments, visit and search "RIN 1004-AE60".  For more information about the BLM’s work to put the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to work on public lands, visit

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.