New Research Shows that CAF II Auctions Penalized High-Performance Providers; Failed to Account for Full Benefits of Networks
Today, the FCC proposed creating a $20.4 billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund. The proposal would raise the bar for rural broadband deployment by making more areas eligible for support and requiring faster service than last year’s Connect America Fund (CAF) Phase II reverse auction.
The Fiber Broadband Association applauds Chairman Pallone and his colleagues for their leadership with the LIFT America Act.
On August 3, 2018, the FCC adopted new One-Touch-Make-Ready rules as part of efforts taken to lower barriers to pole attachments and propel fiber broadband deployment nationwide. Today the FBA filed an opposition to a request by a coalition of utilities seeking to have the FCC reconsider.
The Fiber Broadband Association filed at letter at the FCC supporting the FCC’s recently proposed changes to the pole attachment process and urged the FCC to adopt those changes at the August 2nd Open Meeting. The FCC’s proposed rules to the pole attachment process are positive reforms and wi