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Fiber Broadband Association Congratulates 11 Members on FCC Auction Wins

Fiber Broadband Association Congratulates 11 Members on FCC Auction Wins

Winners will bring broadband access to unserved rural communities

Washington, D.C. (September 7, 2018) — The Fiber Broadband Association congratulates its members who won funding in the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) recent Connect America Fund (CAF) Phase II auction. These winners will bring broadband access to unserved rural communities across the country.

The following FBA members won funding in the auction:

  • Chariton Valley Communications Corporation
  • Cincinnati Bell Inc.
  • Hardy Telecommunications, Inc
  • Illinois Electric Cooperative
  • Meriwether Lewis Connect LLC
  • Total Highspeed LLC
  • Twin Valley Communications, Inc
  • Velocity.Net Communications, Inc.
  • Verizon Communications Inc.
  • Westfield Gas & Electric Light
  • Wilkes Telephone Membership Corporation

“Congratulations to our members for their commitment to closing the digital divide in this country with fiber” said Lisa R. Youngers, Executive Director of the Fiber Broadband Association. “We are thrilled that rural Americans will have the same fast, reliable broadband performance received by urban consumers so they can access all of the economic, educational, and healthcare resources that they need.”  

The Fiber Broadband Association and its members have long supported initiatives to bring access to high-speed, high-quality broadband to rural communities in the United States.


About the Fiber Broadband Association

The Fiber Broadband Association is the largest and only trade association in the Americas dedicated to the pursuit of all fiber optic network infrastructure to the home, to the business and to everywhere. The Fiber Broadband Association helps providers make informed decisions about how, where, and why to build better broadband networks with fiber optics while counting on its members to lead the organization forward, collaborate with industry allies and propel fiber optic deployment forward. Since 2001, these companies, organizations and people have worked with our communities and consumers in mind to build a better broadband future here and around the world. Learn more at


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