The Buy America mandate could seriously hamper the Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment program.
The U.S. accounts for just 10 percent of electric vehicle production and 7 percent of battery production.
House Committee members said they wanted to ensure that the NTIA is appropriately managing funds to support rural areas.
States are facing increasing costs and difficulties in deploying IIJA-backed broadband projects.
Support from the Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment last mile program may cover middle mile gaps.
We know little about how California and other states plan to distribute the money under the opaque arrangement.
Programs like the ACP and technologies like fixed wireless can play a key role in connecting older adults.
The GAO report identified 25 different broadband-focused funding programs, but some lawmakers argued that all are important.
Register by June 9 to purchase a day-long pass for just $199; Breakfast Club members pay just $49.
This two-hour “town hall” will address the strong desire from many in the broadband world to see the Affordable Connectivity Fund renewed.
The May 10 Connect (X) session will discuss the Middle Mile Program and the key role of state broadband offices.
Louisiana was first awarded a planning grant from IIJA, first to receive ARP funding ARP and is first in per capita broadband adoption.
Financial requirements for broadband grant applications include audited financials and letter of credit requirements.
Senators are concerned about BEAD's fiber preference and Buy America rules.
Estimating how far the money will go does not require advanced math.
How will domestic procurement requirements shape the future of U.S. infrastructure development?
The event will examine how domestic procurement requirements will impact a historic wave of federal funding for infrastructure.
Efforts in multiple states aim to address connectivity challenges for low-income residents.
How can broadband providers electrify their installation processes and support the push for green energy?
While waiting for grant funding, state broadband leaders should work to engage and educate local communities.
Industry leaders agreed that fiber deployment should be prioritized, with other technologies supplementing as needed.
The pandemic heightened the urgency of closing the digital divide, but several barriers remain.
Fiber, coax and fixed wireless network plans dependent on BEAD funding demand scrutiny.
The bar ‘is not impossibly high, but it is high,' Alan Davidson said.
Hear state broadband leaders talk about how they are approaching the digital equity planning process.
How should state broadband offices approach cost-sharing and other BEAD compliance requirements?
A bill that would extend the auction authority of the FCC passed the House.
FCC laws should not include unintentional acts of discrimination, say industry voices.
Tribal leaders and citizens must gather data 'on a scale large enough to ensure that Tribal nations receive' funding.
The current surge of broadband funding presents opportunities as well as challenges.
President links longstanding provision of federal law, strengthened in Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, to 'fiber optic cables'
Will providers be required to use equipment that is not readily available within the United States?
Discuss the state of the broadband workforce, what is being done to develop it and what challenges still lie ahead.
What are states focusing on in order to maximize the amount and impact of their federal broadband funding?
Digital Equity provisions are central to state broadband offices’ plans to implement the bipartisan infrastructure law.
BEAD requirements a unique opportunity for underrepresented communities to be involved in broadband builds.
The Broadband Breakfast Report for January 2023 lays out the things to know about the challenge process.
Sen. Lujan once again voiced concern that the FCC’s national broadband map contains major inaccuracies.
The program is helping low-income households afford internet access, but some experts warn that the fund will soon be depleted.
The cost of remote fiber deployment can be a deterrent, necessitating creative community solutions.