The program sets aside $14 million in ARPA funds for digital literacy and affordability efforts.
FCC approves $18 billion for rural broadband expansion under the Enhanced Alternative Connect America Cost Model.
The new U.S.-led group aims to develop broader international consensus on critical areas of telecommunications policy.
The FCC has now allocated almost all of the Emergency Connectivity Fund.
Experts cited a lack of middle mile as the biggest obstacle to reaching many unserved areas.
Feinman is also architect of the BEAD matching funds program: He will keynote BEAD Implementation Summit on September 21.
The state plans to serve 20,000 locations with 100 * 100 Mbps broadband.
The Capital Projects Fund money will go to infrastructure and community centers.
The ECF funds will go to 184 schools and 13 libraries serving over 100,000 students.
The deal is expected to "amplify" 5G private networks.
FCC seeking comments to facilitate better broadband connectivity in tribal communities.
Meeting comes as lawmakers zero-in on regulation of artificial intelligence.
South Carolina performs mapping audits to hold ISPs accountable for coverage claims.
We know little about how California and other states plan to distribute the money under the opaque arrangement.
Louisiana was first awarded a planning grant from IIJA, first to receive ARP funding ARP and is first in per capita broadband adoption.
The Treasury announced a proposal to revise broadband grant compliance obligations Tuesday.
Federal funding program prepares communities for economic turmoil.
Panelists sought streamlined permitting processes on federal lands and in local communities, and reasonably priced pole access.
Sen. Mark Warner said last month he is working to pass a companion bill by year’s end.
Two states will allow midterm voters to chime in on state funds for broadband deployment.
'Red tape really does have the possibility to kill project,' argued a House subcommittee chief counsel.
The CPF allows the state to contribute more money toward builds, the state official said.
Two information technology industry groups are trying to stall implementation of Texas’ social media law.
Charter is applying for millions in broadband money to build in Tennessee.
Some state laws, as written, may run counter to IIJA language and constrain the use of federal funds.
Clearwave said the acquisition of RG will allow the combined entity to deliver increased bandwidth to Kansans.
Verizon said accelerated access to C-band spectrum will allow it to get 5G to customers faster.
The Commerce agency will hold pre-funding technical assistance hearings for infrastructure bill money starting this month.
The Federal Communications Commission has no excuse for why the agency finished with the same bad data it started with.
The Treasury Department has resolved all of the concerns that the Institute for Local Self Reliance identified in May.
Treasury Department departed from its original proposed rule, granting recipients flexibility on broadband download and upload speeds.
This year saw a growing telehealth trend, federal digital inclusion efforts and greater attention to spectrum sharing.
CEO Esser to step down, ISPs spent $234 million lobbying in two years, fixed-wireless as solution to digital divide.
FCC's Lisa Hone appointed to NEC, EBB signs up 3.2 million homes, Oregon finishes network, senators request data sharing.
The FCC’s May 10 order said schools and libraries could not use connectivity funds to build self-provisioned networks.
A bill dedicating $150 million of anticipated federal funding to create a new state broadband office to coordinate and accelerate the expansion of high-speed Internet access...
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