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Acting FCC Chairwoman Clyburn Announces Second Wave of First Phase of Connect America Fund

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WASHINGTON, May 23, 2013 – The Federal Communication Commission will offer $485 million to expand fixed broadband access in rural areas, Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn said on Wednesday.

The funding is part of a public and private effort to provide broadband services in areas, predominantly rural, that currently lack adequate access. The money is intended to leverage additional private investment in order to more quickly expand broadband infrastructure in unserved areas.

This is the second release of funds under Phase I of the Connect America Fund, which was created, under a recommendation under the National Broadband Plan in 2010, to ensure that all Americans have access to broadband internet by the end of the decade. The FCC is also preparing to enter Phase II, which will provide annual support of $1.8 billion for voice and broadband services, partly through funds not used during Phase I.

The FCC press release highlighted the problem of lack of access, noting that 15 million Americans still have no access to broadband. The release values the global internet economy at $8 trillion and claims that being cut off from it is a significant obstacle to employment and economic prosperity.

The initiative has already gained the support of Public Knowledge Senior Vice President Harold Feld.

“Moving forward keeps the FCC on track in its ongoing efforts to address the continuing and urgent problem of rural broadband deployment,” he said.

Josh Evans is a political science major at Grove City College. He is originally from Dover, Florida. An intern at the National Journalism Center in the summer of 2013, he is a Reporter for Broadband Census News and the News Editor for The Collegian at Grove City College.

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Former FCC Chairmen Hope for Rebirth of Tax Certificate That Bolstered Minority Voices on Broadcast

Recent conversations about revamping the program are inspired by the possibility of growth in diversity in broadcasting.

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Former FCC chairman Richard Wiley

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2013 – The Federal Communication Commission will offer $485 million to expand fixed broadband access in rural areas, Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn said on Wednesday.

The funding is part of a public and private effort to provide broadband services in areas, predominantly rural, that currently lack adequate access. The money is intended to leverage additional private investment in order to more quickly expand broadband infrastructure in unserved areas.

This is the second release of funds under Phase I of the Connect America Fund, which was created, under a recommendation under the National Broadband Plan in 2010, to ensure that all Americans have access to broadband internet by the end of the decade. The FCC is also preparing to enter Phase II, which will provide annual support of $1.8 billion for voice and broadband services, partly through funds not used during Phase I.

The FCC press release highlighted the problem of lack of access, noting that 15 million Americans still have no access to broadband. The release values the global internet economy at $8 trillion and claims that being cut off from it is a significant obstacle to employment and economic prosperity.

The initiative has already gained the support of Public Knowledge Senior Vice President Harold Feld.

“Moving forward keeps the FCC on track in its ongoing efforts to address the continuing and urgent problem of rural broadband deployment,” he said.

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FCC Commissioner Carr Discusses Benefits Of “Light Touch” Regulation And Open RAN

Carr credited the U.S.’s success in telecom to policies that were implemented by the FCC under the Trump administration.

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FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2013 – The Federal Communication Commission will offer $485 million to expand fixed broadband access in rural areas, Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn said on Wednesday.

The funding is part of a public and private effort to provide broadband services in areas, predominantly rural, that currently lack adequate access. The money is intended to leverage additional private investment in order to more quickly expand broadband infrastructure in unserved areas.

This is the second release of funds under Phase I of the Connect America Fund, which was created, under a recommendation under the National Broadband Plan in 2010, to ensure that all Americans have access to broadband internet by the end of the decade. The FCC is also preparing to enter Phase II, which will provide annual support of $1.8 billion for voice and broadband services, partly through funds not used during Phase I.

The FCC press release highlighted the problem of lack of access, noting that 15 million Americans still have no access to broadband. The release values the global internet economy at $8 trillion and claims that being cut off from it is a significant obstacle to employment and economic prosperity.

The initiative has already gained the support of Public Knowledge Senior Vice President Harold Feld.

“Moving forward keeps the FCC on track in its ongoing efforts to address the continuing and urgent problem of rural broadband deployment,” he said.

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FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel Unveils Proposed Rules for Emergency Connectivity Fund

Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel on Friday released rules for the Emergency Connectivity Fund, answering many questions about the program.

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Photo of Jessica Rosenworcel from the FCC

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2013 – The Federal Communication Commission will offer $485 million to expand fixed broadband access in rural areas, Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn said on Wednesday.

The funding is part of a public and private effort to provide broadband services in areas, predominantly rural, that currently lack adequate access. The money is intended to leverage additional private investment in order to more quickly expand broadband infrastructure in unserved areas.

This is the second release of funds under Phase I of the Connect America Fund, which was created, under a recommendation under the National Broadband Plan in 2010, to ensure that all Americans have access to broadband internet by the end of the decade. The FCC is also preparing to enter Phase II, which will provide annual support of $1.8 billion for voice and broadband services, partly through funds not used during Phase I.

The FCC press release highlighted the problem of lack of access, noting that 15 million Americans still have no access to broadband. The release values the global internet economy at $8 trillion and claims that being cut off from it is a significant obstacle to employment and economic prosperity.

The initiative has already gained the support of Public Knowledge Senior Vice President Harold Feld.

“Moving forward keeps the FCC on track in its ongoing efforts to address the continuing and urgent problem of rural broadband deployment,” he said.

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