Lack of assurance regarding the ACP funding discourages local governments and providers from investing into the program.
25G PONs are ideal to connect customers to 10G or higher speeds, a Nokia rep said.
The program instructs applicants on best practices to write winning grant applications.
Tribes needs to be prepared to approach states on what coverage data is not included in state maps.
Expanding available alternatives to letters of credit will increase the availability of BEAD for small and minority-owned businesses.
The BEAD program will prioritize fiber deployments, agree experts.
Some industry leaders are concerned that NTIA BEAD requirements make workforce hiring harder.
Broadband leaders have 'unrealistic expectations' for mapping accuracy, panel hears.
The NTIA’s resources for funding applications help state broadband officers manage their their BEAD programs.
The middle mile waiver comes ahead of the awarding of grants from the $1B program.
States should consider issuing bonds to fund broadband projects, panel hears.
New York filed 31,000 location challenges against the FCC's mapping data.
An executive order bans the federal government from using spyware deployed for human rights abuses.
Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said the second version of map fabric 'largely completed.'
Broadband Breakfast evaluated 14 submissions to the White House's proposal on Build America, Buy America rules.
Awardees of NTIA’s BIP recommend hiring third-party technical consultants.
There are 'multiple' investigations involving 'several' providers related to map data reporting.
More focus needs to be one removing unserviceable locations, says an observer.
Agency officials outlined helpful material for states looking to develop digital equity plans.
FCC received over 1 million challenges to mapping data and added 1 million locations.
According to the Subcommittee Chairman Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., up to 37,000 locations in New Mexico are unaccounted for.
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.
Thune distributed a letter dated Tuesday seeking stakeholder input.
The commission published the initial draft of its map Friday, unleashing a storm of controversy in the industry circles.
According to analysis, the middle class spends on average $69 per month on internet service.
To correct for inevitable errors, the FCC is soliciting challenges to the map’s provider-submitted data.
Local communities understand their own needs, said Arkansas’s Glen Howie.
Christopher Ali wrote a book about the failures of rural broadband policies and leadership last year.
The NTIA urged eligible entities to submit challenges to the FCC's broadband map by January 13, 2023.
The FCC said individuals will also be able to challenge its broadband fabric once the draft map is released.
In 2021, the FCC charged the council in its mission to prevent digital discrimination.
'There are just an incredible amount of even management positions that would be well-suited to develop through an apprentice program.'
'If…you’re leasing that data from a private entity, you can’t just hand it over to another private entity.'
Study says California and Texas will be the biggest BEAD winners, with grants of more than $3 billion each.
'Community-anchor institutions have been and are the connective tissue that make delivering high-speed internet access possible,' he said.
To deploy the infrastructure itself, states must focus on user buy-in as well as network deployment.
Hurdles WISPs face include defining reliable service, regulatory burdens, and financial requirements, experts say.
Officials on the panel said there was significant confusion among challengers regarding categories of challenges.
A federal judge ruled that CostQuest made no misrepresentations in its bid for the FCC mapping contract.