State officials are responsible for the disbursal of federal broadband infrastructure funds, but many offices are understaffed.
The Senate recently passed a measure banning the app from government devices.
The program is helping low-income households afford internet access, but some experts warn that the fund will soon be depleted.
Critics urged the FCC to expand the fund’s contribution sources, but the agency chose to punt the decision to Congress.
Some fear that state offices will lack the necessary resources to fully participate in the fabric challenge process.
Between supply chain disruptions and the rising price of goods, the increased costs of fiber deployment could be pushed onto consumers.
The FCC licensed a significant amount of the limited available spectrum before its authority to do was set to expire.
If Sohn is sworn in, it would break the FCC’s party deadlock and allow the Democrats to potentially bring back net neutrality.
State allocations of BEAD funding will likely be announced by June 2023.
The Supreme Court is preparing to hear two cases related to content moderation and platform liability.
The controversy is about the rates that internet companies seeking to put fiber on utility poles need to pay.
The COVID-19 pandemic provided the foundation case for why fiber’s symmetrical capabilities have became so central.