The FCC rules have drawn strong pushback from industry groups and praise from Democratic leadership.
Existing infrastructure is insufficient to handle extra traffic from the 2024 Republican National Convention: Verizon.
The state is unsure if any of its $1.7 billion allocation will be left over after funding new infrastructure.
Proposed rules would also put more limits on when utilities can pass full replacement costs to telecom companies.
Providers may receive up to $10,000 for each utility pole they replace in unserved areas.
The state is asking for a waiver to open up RDOF areas to BEAD applications.
The state is planning to expand its fiber technician training program after funding infrastructure projects.
The state expects to get broadband to all its unserved and underserved locations.
The proposals detail plans for the $42.5 billion broadband expansion program.
The recent drama at OpenAI reflects the ongoing debate on AI development, panelists said.
The state will mark all DSL customers as 'underserved' in its Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment plan.
The lawmaker's Silicon Valley seat will be open for the first time in decades.
The state is looking to set locations outside its mapped community boundaries as extremely high-cost.
Telecom and utility companies have been clashing on replacement costs.
Varied geography might result in multiple high-cost thresholds, the state said.
The state is opting into speed tests, area and MDU challenges, and new financing guidelines.
The state plans to get fiber to up to 90 percent of its unserved locations.
The fund spends $8 billion annually to subsidize networks.
The move is a win for wireless providers, who have been pushing the NTIA on the issue.
State broadband offices should look to local organizations for digital equity efforts, panelists said.
Digital navigators spoke about their work at the Connect20 Summit in Washington.
The FCC approved on Wednesday new policies to address gaps in broadband access.
The FCC also approved support for domestic abuse victims, inquiry on AI and robocalls and preventing cell phone scams.
The Communications and Technology Subcommittee held a hearing Tuesday on using AI to enhance communication networks.
Officials from broadband funding programs emphasized the important of non-deployment projects at the Connect20 Summit in Washington.
The commission is set to vote Wednesday on its proposed rules, which industry groups have opposed.
The NTIA will study repurposing 2,786 MHz of spectrum in the next two years.
The program sets aside $14 million in ARPA funds for digital literacy and affordability efforts.
Comments are due to Oregon's broadband office on December 10, and to the University of Hawaii by December 9.
Group who pushed for LOC changes are looking to ensure state contracts work well with performance bonds.
Of $10 billion spent through 2021, 93 percent of households received only 10 * 1 Mbps service.
Unlike most states, South Carolina released both volume one and two together.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, AT&T, Verizon, and industry trade groups met last week with commission staff to voice concerns.
The task force, mandated by the 2018 Farm Bill, pushed both the FCC and USDA on mapping and subsidies.
The commission would increase its standard to 100 * 20 Mbps.
It is the second state to start ground-truthing broadband data as part of the $42.5 billion program under IIJA.
The new guidance allows performance bonds and takes other measures to include smaller providers.
The fund is set to run dry in 2024.
The $3 billion shortfall was first flagged by the FCC in July 2022.
The internet subsidy dubbed the Affordable Connectivity Program is set to dry up as early as April 2024.