The FCC stated that it will lean on the newly mandated broadband nutrition labels.
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.
Sen. Mark Warner said he is in discussions to push the bill to law this year.
18% of people living on Tribal lands lack broadband access, compared to 4% of residents in non-tribal areas.
Christopher Ali wrote a book about the failures of rural broadband policies and leadership last year.
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.'
'Red tape really does have the possibility to kill project,' argued a House subcommittee chief counsel.
Applications are due mid-November, state officials said, and awards will likely be announced by early December.
'There are serious questions about whether a strong, effective label is achievable with a 2–2 Commission'
Study says California and Texas will be the biggest BEAD winners, with grants of more than $3 billion each.
'The way you close the digital divide is you build fiber to every single rural home,' Jonathan Chambers said.
To deploy the infrastructure itself, states must focus on user buy-in as well as network deployment.
More than 42,000 unserved Native American households will have access to high-speed Internet.
Two information technology industry groups are trying to stall implementation of Texas’ social media law.
The NTIA is proposing a limited-equipment, limited-time exemption to purchasing American-made products.
A federal judge ruled that CostQuest made no misrepresentations in its bid for the FCC mapping contract.
One trade group warns about providers leaving the program if data collection too onerous.
The state partners with educational institutions and service providers to maximize public funding.
Kansas, Maine, Maryland and Minnesota are among the awardees.
The state is optimistic that multiple sources of funding from federal programs will close the digital divide.
Unprecedented federal spending on broadband is helping drive the need for more broadband workers.
'[State] decision makers in this program need to be careful about who is the qualified and experienced provider.'
The USDA has been allocated $2 billion from the Infrastructure, Investment and Jobs Act.
What should state leaders be doing to procure a safer, healthier information environment?
Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) details parameters of Broadband, Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) program.
The funding priorities of IIJA has created the false perception that middle mile is not as important as last mile, experts say.
Digital literacy gap and lack of outreach are part of the digital divide.
Money coming from the IIJA must be flexible and include extensive private contributions, Davidson said at Broadband Breakfast event.
Sarah Oh Lam of the Technology Policy Institute says high speed thresholds could shift funds toward better-connected areas.
The NTIA awarded four grants worth $1.2 million.
The NTIA held a webinar urging local partnerships for applicants of the Infrastructure, Investment and Jobs Act.
The money will add to the USDA's ReConnect program.
Wireless and wireline technologies play their own roles in helping connect the country, the head of WISPA said.
The rules prevent providers from denying service to lower-income customers.
The commission’s rules would prevent service providers from discriminating against customers.
Senator Wicker is asking for a review of how funds set aside for broadband during the pandemic are being used.
President Biden received a standing ovation during address.