Lifeline Awareness Week has been broadened to include National Digital Connectivity
A petition called for broadband consumer label to not require providers to disclose monthly fees.
Healthcare organizations are seeing telehealth as an opportunity to enhance connectivity with patients and improve healthcare outcomes.
Leaders asked that providers share fiber routes for cost modeling.
Some are projecting that ACP funding will run out early next year.
Data reveal the program’s benefit is reaching the lowest income households
Funding for the Affordable Connectivity Program is likely to dry up in early 2024
The benefit would go beyond tribes to other high cost locations.
Updates increase speed requirements and facilitate coordination with BEAD and ACP programs.
Congress should discontinue High-Cost, Lifeline, and ReConnect.
5G is also helping carriers reach those on the wrong side of the digital divide.
Largest beneficiaries of ACP do not participate financially in federal programs designed to promote broadband adoption.
The ACP has connected millions of families and communities to high-speed internet, and it needs to be extended.
The FCC has moved forward in critical objectives, reported commissioners at oversight hearing.
The ACP program has added more than a million Americans since April.
The USF needs to first be reformed for its own sustainability.
Lack of assurance regarding the ACP funding discourages local governments and providers from investing into the program.
The FCC’s expertise does not translate to a social distribution mechanism.
Tribes needs to be prepared to approach states on what coverage data is not included in state maps.
A new Senate working group is set to consider reforms to the USF.
A TikTok spokesperson argued that the ban violates the First Amendment.
How many communities are leveraging their teen populations in the pursuit of broadband and digital equity?
Speaking simply will improve community engagement in digital inclusion efforts.
The GAO report identified 25 different broadband-focused funding programs, but some lawmakers argued that all are important.
This special “town hall” will address the strong desire from many in the broadband world to see the Affordable Connectivity Fund renewed.
Keeping American families and veterans connected is too important to allow the ACP to lapse.
The FCC has been trying to get as many eligible Americans on the ACP as possible through outreach.
The FCC will launch the bureau on Tuesday.
The bipartisan bill would apparently require that the FCC fix errors before the NTIA issues broadband funds.
Engaging local communities can build trust, which is an important factor in increasing adoption.
Blackfoot will start fiber construction this spring.
Communities should take initiative in building out networks without waiting for federal funding, panelists said.
Why have internet prices remained constant while demand surges? It all boils down to investment.
Department of Treasury is working to provide guidance for providers on how to grow their business.
If managed effectively, the BEAD program could play a key role in allowing our economy to weather the storms ahead.
Industry groups urged Congress to codify 100 Mbps.
What progress has been made toward universal broadband access?
The Affordable Connectivity Program running out of money could potentially put smaller providers in a difficult spot.
NDIA Executive Director Angela Siefer zeroed in on the need for good data.
Another new proposed regulation from the FCC is aimed at tweaking the Wireless Emergency Alerts system.