The FCC also approved support for domestic abuse victims, inquiry on AI and robocalls and preventing cell phone scams.
The fund is set to run dry in 2024.
The internet subsidy dubbed the Affordable Connectivity Program is set to dry up as early as April 2024.
The rules would aim to prevent unequal broadband access along racial and class lines.
FCC to vote on order aimed at helping domestic abuse survivors maintain phone line.
The majority of providers will be required to deploy the label by April 10, 2024.
Disparate impacts, rather than discriminatory intent, should be the commission's focus, the agency said.
Telecoms and utility companies want each other to pay for pole replacements.
The agency's Office of the Inspector General said providers were still paid for un-enrolled subscribers.
Trade group says telecoms are not discriminating when they don’t build in financially difficult areas.
The conservative critic of the broadband program highlighted inaccurate FCC mapping data in a report.
Less than half of low-income survey respondents without internet had heard of the ACP.
The open access model allows multiple ISPs to use the same infrastructure. That could benefit Gigapower.
Nearly $50 million will go to middle mile projects in four states.
Experts said the waiver will make it more practical for BEAD projects to comply with Buy America rules.
The effort is aimed at raising awareness about federal internet subsidies among housing assistance recipients.
The ECF funds will go to 184 schools and 13 libraries serving over 100,000 students.
Feedback could help Tribes improve future funding applications and expand broadband infrastructure.
Manufacturers can self-report products are Buy America compliant to be included on NTIA public list.
Announcement includes investments in 22 states for 100 * 20 Mbps speeds.
States must overcome numerous hurdles before BEAD will be able to succeed.
Adtran will partner with local area schools for its high school apprenticeship program.
The program has added two million Americans since June.
Both the federal and state governments need to step up their support for apprenticeship programs.
Digital Equity projects will be an ongoing effort for many states.
The benefit would go beyond tribes to other high cost locations.
A strong fiber bias in broadband funding means that underserved communities remain at risk of being left behind.
Preference will be given to applications that are cost effective.
$2 million will go toward broadband builds.
Key solutions addressing permitting for clean energy projects include interagency coordination and hiring more people.
State broadband officers are prepared to leverage BEAD money to connect all Americans to the internet.
The ACP has connected millions of families and communities to high-speed internet, and it needs to be extended.
The program instructs applicants on best practices to write winning grant applications.
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.
The event will examine how domestic procurement requirements will impact a historic wave of federal funding for infrastructure.
Commerce Secretary Raimondo made stops at fiber manufacturing facilities in North Carolina.
FCC laws should not include unintentional acts of discrimination, say industry voices.
Will providers be required to use equipment that is not readily available within the United States?
BEAD requirements a unique opportunity for underrepresented communities to be involved in broadband builds.