The FCC rules have drawn strong pushback from industry groups and praise from Democratic leadership.
Existing infrastructure is insufficient to handle extra traffic from the 2024 Republican National Convention: Verizon.
Proposed rules would also put more limits on when utilities can pass full replacement costs to telecom companies.
The state is asking for a waiver to open up RDOF areas to BEAD applications.
The state is planning to expand its fiber technician training program after funding infrastructure projects.
The state expects to get broadband to all its unserved and underserved locations.
The proposals detail plans for the $42.5 billion broadband expansion program.
The state will mark all DSL customers as 'underserved' in its Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment plan.
The state is looking to set locations outside its mapped community boundaries as extremely high-cost.
Telecom and utility companies have been clashing on replacement costs.
Varied geography might result in multiple high-cost thresholds, the state said.
The state is opting into speed tests, area and MDU challenges, and new financing guidelines.
The state plans to get fiber to up to 90 percent of its unserved locations.
The program sets aside $14 million in ARPA funds for digital literacy and affordability efforts.
Comments are due to Oregon's broadband office on December 10, and to the University of Hawaii by December 9.
Group who pushed for LOC changes are looking to ensure state contracts work well with performance bonds.
Of $10 billion spent through 2021, 93 percent of households received only 10 * 1 Mbps service.
The commission would increase its standard to 100 * 20 Mbps.
But they worry a change in FCC data collection could jeopardize BEAD funds for wireless providers.
Telecoms and utility companies want each other to pay for pole replacements.
It's not just about building networks, but providing affordability through programs like the ACP.
BEAD efforts to stimulate private investment may hinge upon the availability of the Affordable Connectivity Program.
Experts cited a lack of middle mile as the biggest obstacle to reaching many unserved areas.
Broadband heads from 5 states listed community outreach, mapping, and program deadlines as top priorities for BEAD.
Missing out on BEAD-funded fiber could 'materially impair' the Beaver Island's ability to compete, a local committee argued.
Broadband leaders touched on letter of credit requirements, subgrant timelines, and speed test data.
The new guidelines specify that only subscribers of 100 * 20 Mbps service will have speed tests accepted.
Feinman is also architect of the BEAD matching funds program: He will keynote BEAD Implementation Summit on September 21.
The conservative critic of the broadband program highlighted inaccurate FCC mapping data in a report.
The $100 million plant was announced in June 2023 as part of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to America.
Demand for an accurate and reliable map has now reached a pivotal juncture.
States must overcome numerous hurdles before BEAD will be able to succeed.
Public-private partnerships have seen success in several states, officials said.
Digital Equity projects will be an ongoing effort for many states.
The manufacturing of the company’s fiber-optic broadband electronics products will start in 2024.
Christine Hallquist, head of the Vermont Community Broadband Board, was previously CEO of Vermont Electric Cooperative.
Congress should discontinue High-Cost, Lifeline, and ReConnect.
Bead will connect over 90 percent of all locations, both unserved and underserved, to high-speed internet.
Tuesday's Made-in-America Summit will be headlined by reactions to BEAD allocations.
BEAD program awards are expected to have a smaller matching funds total than the middle mile awards.