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Emergency Connectivity Fund Opening Late June, Dish Accepting 5G Signups, NTIA Updates Federal Program Guide

Emergency Connectivity Fund will begin accepting apps June 29, Dish taking 5G signups, NTIA updates fed program guide.

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June 16, 2021—The Emergency Connectivity Fund, the program that will subsidize broadband connectivity and devices for schools and libraries, will open for applications later this month.

The Universal Service Administrative Co. and the Federal Communications Commission announced Tuesday that they will be receiving first-round applications for $7.17 billion worth of subsidies starting June 29 at noon and running for 45 days.

Purchases of broadband connectivity and devices like laptops, tablets, Wi-Fi hotspots, modems and routers will need to be made between July 1 and June 30, 2022.

Dish Networks Begins Signups for 5G Network

Dish Networks, which was the beneficiary of mobile wireless assets when T-Mobile completed the purchase of Sprint last year, is accepting signups for its 5G network, Axios reported Tuesday.

Called “Project Gene5is,” the webpage asks for a zip code, email address and phone number. It’s unclear where the service will launch, but Axios reports that the first city is expected to be Las Vegas.

Critics of the T-Mobile-Sprint deal were concerned about the lack of Dish’s progress on bringing another mobile wireless network to offset the consolidation, which trimmed the number of national carriers to three.

NTIA Updates Federal Program Guide

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration has updated its database on federal programs across multiple federal agencies.

The database, which tracks more than 80 federal programs across 14 federal agencies, assists prospective broadband funding applicants to get money. The database is an obligation of the Access Broadband Act, which mandates a central website for applicants to access for funding.

Reporter Mike Ogunji is from Columbus, Ohio, and studied public relations and information technology at the University of Cincinnati. He has been involved in the Model United Nations and We The People. Mike enjoys books, basketball, broadband and exploring the backwoods.

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FCC C-Band 5G Licenses, Proposed Antitrust Bill Harms Startups, Klobuchar Bill Takes Heat

FCC prioritizes mid-band spectrum, proposed antitrust bill will damage startups, Amy Klobuchar’s proposed Section 230 reform takes on heat.

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota

June 16, 2021—The Emergency Connectivity Fund, the program that will subsidize broadband connectivity and devices for schools and libraries, will open for applications later this month.

The Universal Service Administrative Co. and the Federal Communications Commission announced Tuesday that they will be receiving first-round applications for $7.17 billion worth of subsidies starting June 29 at noon and running for 45 days.

Purchases of broadband connectivity and devices like laptops, tablets, Wi-Fi hotspots, modems and routers will need to be made between July 1 and June 30, 2022.

Dish Networks Begins Signups for 5G Network

Dish Networks, which was the beneficiary of mobile wireless assets when T-Mobile completed the purchase of Sprint last year, is accepting signups for its 5G network, Axios reported Tuesday.

Called “Project Gene5is,” the webpage asks for a zip code, email address and phone number. It’s unclear where the service will launch, but Axios reports that the first city is expected to be Las Vegas.

Critics of the T-Mobile-Sprint deal were concerned about the lack of Dish’s progress on bringing another mobile wireless network to offset the consolidation, which trimmed the number of national carriers to three.

NTIA Updates Federal Program Guide

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration has updated its database on federal programs across multiple federal agencies.

The database, which tracks more than 80 federal programs across 14 federal agencies, assists prospective broadband funding applicants to get money. The database is an obligation of the Access Broadband Act, which mandates a central website for applicants to access for funding.

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Infrastructure Bill With Higher Speeds, 5G Apple Phones, California Broadband, FTC Bill

Leaked infra proposal has base 100 Mbps speeds, Apple’s phones getting 5G, Newsom signs broadband bill, FTC money recovery bill.

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY

June 16, 2021—The Emergency Connectivity Fund, the program that will subsidize broadband connectivity and devices for schools and libraries, will open for applications later this month.

The Universal Service Administrative Co. and the Federal Communications Commission announced Tuesday that they will be receiving first-round applications for $7.17 billion worth of subsidies starting June 29 at noon and running for 45 days.

Purchases of broadband connectivity and devices like laptops, tablets, Wi-Fi hotspots, modems and routers will need to be made between July 1 and June 30, 2022.

Dish Networks Begins Signups for 5G Network

Dish Networks, which was the beneficiary of mobile wireless assets when T-Mobile completed the purchase of Sprint last year, is accepting signups for its 5G network, Axios reported Tuesday.

Called “Project Gene5is,” the webpage asks for a zip code, email address and phone number. It’s unclear where the service will launch, but Axios reports that the first city is expected to be Las Vegas.

Critics of the T-Mobile-Sprint deal were concerned about the lack of Dish’s progress on bringing another mobile wireless network to offset the consolidation, which trimmed the number of national carriers to three.

NTIA Updates Federal Program Guide

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration has updated its database on federal programs across multiple federal agencies.

The database, which tracks more than 80 federal programs across 14 federal agencies, assists prospective broadband funding applicants to get money. The database is an obligation of the Access Broadband Act, which mandates a central website for applicants to access for funding.

Continue Reading

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FCC Eyes Cuban Radio Interference, Euro Court on Google Antitrust, Blog Says Passive Infrastructure Needed

FCC investigating radio interference on island, Euro court to decide on Google in November, FSF says passive infrastructure access needed.

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai

June 16, 2021—The Emergency Connectivity Fund, the program that will subsidize broadband connectivity and devices for schools and libraries, will open for applications later this month.

The Universal Service Administrative Co. and the Federal Communications Commission announced Tuesday that they will be receiving first-round applications for $7.17 billion worth of subsidies starting June 29 at noon and running for 45 days.

Purchases of broadband connectivity and devices like laptops, tablets, Wi-Fi hotspots, modems and routers will need to be made between July 1 and June 30, 2022.

Dish Networks Begins Signups for 5G Network

Dish Networks, which was the beneficiary of mobile wireless assets when T-Mobile completed the purchase of Sprint last year, is accepting signups for its 5G network, Axios reported Tuesday.

Called “Project Gene5is,” the webpage asks for a zip code, email address and phone number. It’s unclear where the service will launch, but Axios reports that the first city is expected to be Las Vegas.

Critics of the T-Mobile-Sprint deal were concerned about the lack of Dish’s progress on bringing another mobile wireless network to offset the consolidation, which trimmed the number of national carriers to three.

NTIA Updates Federal Program Guide

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration has updated its database on federal programs across multiple federal agencies.

The database, which tracks more than 80 federal programs across 14 federal agencies, assists prospective broadband funding applicants to get money. The database is an obligation of the Access Broadband Act, which mandates a central website for applicants to access for funding.

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