A recent study by CostQuest suggests that 37,000 more towers are needed to bring mobile coverage up to speed nationwide.
The NTIA is proposing a limited-equipment, limited-time exemption to purchasing American-made products.
FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel's proposal for increased auction authority would allow the agency to support infrastructure investment.
Incorporating equitable processes and outcomes from the start is crucial to avoid perpetuating continued inequalities.
'You need to get a little better about talking to and listening to native communities," the chairman told the FCC.
The company says its map is based on millions of M-Lab speed tests conducted over a six-month period.
They objected to being required to help build CostQuest’s database, but are unable to utilize database for their own benefit.
A federal judge ruled that CostQuest made no misrepresentations in its bid for the FCC mapping contract.
'Using the right information at the right time, we’re going to get to a better place.'
The Fiber Broadband Association has said there is up-to 60 weeks of wait for materials necessary for fiber deployment.
Better and more up-to-date information can come from harmonizing existing data sets, updated whenever a given map has new information.
'Their absence is noted, and it illustrates their indifference towards the needs of rural Americans and our rural communities.'
Learn how your ISP and community can avoid the broadband mapping trainwreck.
Many of the commenters urge the FCC to change the standards it uses for cost-sharing of pole replacements.
Wisper CEO Nathan Stooke said the attitude to connect more Americans should be to let the “best technology win.”
The release of more spectrum will help move autonomous vehicles forward.
North Carolina hopes to achieve 80 percent subscription to broadband services among its citizens.
Despite confidence in its mapping fabric, an FCC panel said the challenge process is important.
The director of the middle mile program said applicants must show "climate resilience" to get funding.
One fiber tools company says inflation is hitting broadband developers hard.
Broadband players in both the fiber marketplace and 5G space are pushing for energy-efficient networks.
Cost of doing business is driving companies into markets with favorable tax rates and fewer regulations. Here’s how they’re prioritizing.
Sarah Bleau, Middle Mile Program Director at NTIA, reminded attendees that the Middle Mile program is not for last-mile grants.
Pioneered with city-owned Huntsville Utilities in Alabama and Google Fiber, the utility lease model makes unlit fibers available to others.
Special Representative for Broadband Andy Burke announced Louisiana as first state to receive $2.9 million broadband planning grant.
Fiber to the home costs $0.52 per Megabit per second, on average.
The mapping tool in the ReConnect application process allows applicants to designate proposed routes.
The authorization comes three weeks after the commission denied funding to Starlink and LTD Broadband.
The cooperative's executive director said it has at least 70% of Arkansas covered by its network.
Arkansas, Connecticut, Indiana, Nebraska and North Dakota are the latest recipients.
Regional Fiber Connect conferences are bringing the industry’s technology and community leadership together.
Responders fear that updating the E-Rate process will increase complexity for applicants.
Future broadband funding should target those who need it, even if they live in cities or the suburbs.
Issues in contention include choice of technology for broadband deployment, labor rules, and interconnection agreements.
The Commerce Department has now made a total of 63 awards totaling more than $601 million in Tribal funding.
The FCC and the NTIA have been working to get more Americans connected faster via the ACP.
State officials discussed working with academic, community and industry partners to craft its broadband maps.
The length of time and expense of building out infrastructure make electric utilities uniquely suited to the task.
The new FCC requirements in the broadband data collection program are important to meet the nation’s connectivity goals.
‘Advertising around gig speeds is doing tremendous damage to our public policy.’