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Beginning financial planning early and allow time to tweak statutes that may stand in the way of certain funding options.
Local communities understand their own needs, said Arkansas’s Glen Howie.
Sen. Mark Warner said he is in discussions to push the bill to law this year.
The NTIA urged eligible entities to submit challenges to the FCC's broadband map by January 13, 2023.
'We want to help you help us.'
Study says California and Texas will be the biggest BEAD winners, with grants of more than $3 billion each.
To deploy the infrastructure itself, states must focus on user buy-in as well as network deployment.
Louisiana enjoys 'absolute alignment' between the governor, legislature, and local officials on closing the digital divide.
The CPF allows the state to contribute more money toward builds, the state official said.
'We believe that connectivity can be a new and distinct category in impact investing.'
North Carolina hopes to achieve 80 percent subscription to broadband services among its citizens.
The director of the middle mile program said applicants must show "climate resilience" to get funding.
Sarah Bleau, Middle Mile Program Director at NTIA, reminded attendees that the Middle Mile program is not for last-mile grants.
Special Representative for Broadband Andy Burke announced Louisiana as first state to receive $2.9 million broadband planning grant.
The mapping tool in the ReConnect application process allows applicants to designate proposed routes.
The FCC and the NTIA have been working to get more Americans connected faster via the ACP.
Wireless is essential because for truly remote properties, a physical connection may never be practical.
'We are continuing to review the letter and are evaluating our next steps,' LTD said.
Opponents say increasing coverage and speed obligations of the ACAM program may be unnecessary with new federal broadband money.
The announcement is the second round of ReConnect funding in fiscal year 2022.
With service beginning in late September, non-profit fiber ISP aims to serve rural Gallatin County
The money is for two new funding rounds to address the 'homework gap.'
The state partners with educational institutions and service providers to maximize public funding.
Kansas, Maine, Maryland and Minnesota are among the awardees.
The next big deadline: Planning fund applications for the BEAD program are due August 15, 2022.
The state is optimistic that multiple sources of funding from federal programs will close the digital divide.
'The playbook [is] really a starting point to have these conversations with your state broadband offices.'
The Community Reinvestment Act was expanded to include broadband investments in 2016.
Understanding the funding impact will 'begin with the NTIA’s mandate to work with community partners.'
Analyzing ACP enrollment can help the BEAD program solve the 'persisting gap between deployment and subscription.'
'[State] decision makers in this program need to be careful about who is the qualified and experienced provider.'
As federal funding rolls out, states and local communities must consider partnerships with local service providers.
Officials from Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine and New Mexico outline how they are preparing for broadband funding.
Attendance at the fiber show jumped from 2,041 attendees last June to 2,854 registrants as of Friday.
Senators on Thursday said NTIA rules set regulated rates and impose net neutrality requirements.
Industry experts detailed best practices for approaching public-private partnerships at Mountain Connect 2022.
State and federal broadband policy experts agreed that partnerships would be instrumental to spending $42.5 billion in broadband funds.
What are the downsides of having too many grant requirements?
Billions in funding from the infrastructure bill could go toward states for other objectives like cybersecurity.