Calls in contrast to growing support for a broader mechanism including broadband revenues
Whether infrastructure money should prioritize those with the lowest speeds has been a chief debate since the bill’s passage.
The FCC has now confirmed more than half the $9.2 billion for the program.
The state broadband director said its position on neutrality has led to diverse solutions that caters to community needs.
The playbook was discussed in a webinar Friday afternoon.
Recent policy talks have pushed for more focus on middle-mile with future funding from infrastructure bill money.
Concerns from advocates echo some of FCC Chairwoman Rosenworcel's concerns for the ACP.
Davidson said that he hopes to avoid inter-agency conflicts such as last month’s dispute with airlines over 5G interference.
Those interested in federal money should engage in outreach, build solid teams, Broadband.Money head Jase Wilson said.
Universal broadband has not been achieved, in part, because previous grant funding has often been misspent.
Shekinah Pepper said Wednesday tribal communities should be on alert for service providers asking for chunks of subsidies upfront.
Debate at an NTIA event over whether or not funding should go to the middle-mile.
Funneling of infrastructure funds through states differs from Obama-era broadband programs.
The Federal Communications Commission has no excuse for why the agency finished with the same bad data it started with.
With infrastructure bill, there is no longer a shortage of funds for states to expand their broadband infrastructure, consultants said.
While NTIA will interpret grant funding under the law, it’s up to states to determine where to allocate money.
Attendees questioned how digital equity progress can be measured and how underserved populations are educated on technology use.
The Treasury Department has resolved all of the concerns that the Institute for Local Self Reliance identified in May.
Bipartisan vote confirms Davidson atop the Commerce Department agency. It has a large pile of money to spend on broadband.
Republican Sens. Susan Collins and Shelley Moore Capito listed infrastructure fund disbursement among their foremost focuses for the coming year.
Treasury Department departed from its original proposed rule, granting recipients flexibility on broadband download and upload speeds.
Comments are due on February 4, 2022, focused on the infrastructure grants, middle-mile program, and digital equity planning grants.
The Fiber Broadband Association and the NTCA Rural Broadband Association said it will release the book before May 2022.
NTIA is likely to continue to oversee the $42.5 billion for broadband from the IIJA.
Minnesota's broadband office is concerned about federal compliance in the wake of new federal funding.
California also has 18 projects that are part of the state's $6-billion broadband investment under its California Comeback Plan.
Leaders addressed strategies and importance of private spending.
President Biden celebrated $65 billion for broadband deployment.
Former head of NTIA said it could cost $12 billion.
Over 400,000 locations across the U.S. will get broadband in this funding wave.
Funds made available by the infrastructure bill will not need solid maps to make spending efficient, experts agree.
Raimondo said to expect relatively quick turnaround on broadband affordability and job creation, longer timeline on fiber buildouts.
Associations and public interest groups said there are still many Americans using only voice services.
Largest single federal investment ever in broadband will enable communities to invest in fiber as critical infrastructure, says industry group.
After a push by President Biden, House leaders allowed for a vote on the infrastructure legislation, with some GOP support.
The rules will give Capital Projects Fund applicants authority to decide what's 'affordable, reliable, and unserved.'
Tribal community leaders are concerned over the effectiveness of outreach methods the FCC uses to fund broadband in tribal libraries.
FCC said it disbursed an additional $269 million in the first round.
The more detail, the better, NTIA officials said of program.
Funds targeted towards internet providers in areas with poor digital access across 19 states.
As technology is more advanced and connected to everything, the need for higher capacity networks will continue to grow exponentially.
Legislation currently before Congress will hurt American tech's global competitiveness, event hears.
The virtual world where avatars can meet as if they were in real life can be a companion for education.
FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr is requesting Apple and Google remove the TikTok app over data concerns.
'It’s about making sure wireless connections are available in 100 percent of rural America,' said the chairwoman.
From 2010 to 2020, a 10.9 percent growth in broadband penetration drove .04 percent increase in GDP, the study found.
The FCC chairwoman reaffirmed her commitment to net neutrality at a conference on Friday.
'Digital workers can help in the end-to-end automation of business processes by mimicking human behavior.'
The technology has already been used by companies to monitor and make more efficient systems to reduce emissions.
Environmental sustainability in telecom has been a key talking point for Starks.
Conference hears the FCC should seek spectrum bands to open up for unlicensed use.
The Community Reinvestment Act was expanded to include broadband investments in 2016.
A bill would have the Commerce Secretary identify categories of personal data that could harm national security if exported.
FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel advocated for bills that would make better use of spectrum.
Fixed-wireless is hampered by technical issues that make it incomparable to fiber, a report claims.
Understanding the funding impact will 'begin with the NTIA’s mandate to work with community partners.'
'Simple and regular community engagement is needed.'
The FTC released a report that warned about the dangers of AI's use to combat online harms.
UScellular and Ericsson tested 5G connected drones for future applications.
'While the federal government’s infrastructure funding creates unique opportunities, it also exposes challenges that states and tribes must get in...
'We can’t keep overhauling the regulatory structure.'
'We need to recognize that absolutely the time is now. It is neither too soon nor too late.'
Comments were made at the Fiber Connect conference last week.
'North America is forecast to lead the world in 5G subscription penetration in the next five years.'
The coalition will play a crucial role in broadband data as government implements the largest expenditure of broadband funds.
The draft privacy law includes a provision to enhance privacy protections online for children under 17.
Markup of bills comes after much discussion about federal spectrum management.
Fiber networks have a unique capacity to keep broadband prices low for low-income communities, proponents say.
Analyzing ACP enrollment can help the BEAD program solve the 'persisting gap between deployment and subscription.'
A bill introduced by Elizabeth Warren would ban data brokers from selling or transferring location data and health data.
Fiber providers, equipment companies and consultants discussed their work in communities in a session at Fiber Connect
39 states and territories have submitted letters of intent to participate in the NTIA's Internet for All initiative.
Peacock and HBO Max named as potential winners by internet and entertainment industry analysis Laura Martin
As of June 7, 20 states have passed legislation to implement the 988 suicide hotline mandate, according to FCC data.
'We’re projecting a 5x increase in data consumption from 2021 to 2025.'
'[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.
Governor Kathy Hochul announced a $10-million grant award for the state's first foray into municipal broadband.
Netly Fiber said Monday it has completed construction of the nation's first terabit-ready fiber network.
Officials from Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine and New Mexico outline how they are preparing for broadband funding.