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.
Today, the Fiber Broadband Association filed a letter with the Federal Communications Commission supporting using the C-Band proceeding to develop such a network.
The Fiber Broadband Association applauds Chairman Pallone and his colleagues for their leadership with the LIFT America Act.
This morning, the White House released the American Broadband Initiative Milestones Report. It outlines multi-agency plans to increase broadband access in rural America. The Fiber Broadband Association welcomes the release of the report from the Departments of Agriculture and Commerce.
The FCC’s program to provide Connect America support to bring broadband service to unserved areas provides a great opportunity to give rural residents the same high performance broadband service that urban residents are getting.