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The Fiber Broadband Association advocates for policies to encourage the deployment of all-fiber networks in rural areas.  People living in rural communities deserve the same broadband performance received by urban consumers so they have robust access to all economic, educational, and healthcare resources.  As such, we support requiring that Universal Service Funds be used to deploy all-fiber networks to the premises.  By pursuing such an approach, the government will avoid duplicate or wasteful government investment as the bandwidth necessary to ensure comparable levels of services increases.

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Rural Broadband
Date File
2017-03-10 The Fiber to the Home Council Files Opposition to Maryland House Bill 1221 Details
2016-07-21 FTTH Council Comments on CAF Phase II FNPRM Details
2016-03-09 Ex Parte Presentation, Connect America Fund, WC Docket No. 10-90 Details
2015-08-05 Connect America Fund, WC Docket No. 10-90 Details
2015-02-03 Border-to-Border Broadband Development Grant Awards Announced Details
2014-02-20 FCC Description of Eligible Locations in Price Cap Carrier Areas Details
2012-09-14 FTTH Council Letter to California Public Utilities Commission in Rural Broadband Details
2011-11-28 FTTH Council Comments to FCC on High Cost Fund Details
2010-07-13 FTTH Council's FCC Filing Supporting USF's High-Cost Fund Details
2010-07-09 Broadband Development in Rural America - Easing the Transport Burden Details

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