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Rural Broadband

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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Related Resources

Ex Parte Presentation, Connect America Fund, WC Docket No. 10-90
Topic: Rural Broadband
Owner: Carol Brunner
Date: 2016-03-09

Letter from Heather B. Gold, President/CEO of FTTH Council, to 

Ms. Marlene Dortch, Secretary, Federal Communications Commission

...the Council proposes the Commission fall back on what has proven successful: establish broadband speed targets that increase over the duration of the competitive bidding program to reflect speeds that are and will be reasonably comparable to urban speeds. At the same time, the Commission should continue to establish baseline requirements for latency, data usage, and the retail price.

Download File   FTTH_CAF_NY_Ex_Parte_030916.pdf
Download File   FTTH_CAF_NY_Ex_Parte_030916 ECFS Confirmation.pdf

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