BEAD program awards are expected to have a smaller matching funds total than the middle mile awards.
What should we expect from the upcoming Middle Mile grants, and what might get left behind?
Strict domestic manufacturing requirements may hinder the success of the $42.5 billion BEAD Program.
Will providers be required to use equipment that is not readily available within the United States?
Inflation and 'looming recession' blamed for drop to $485 billion in 2023, down $12 billion from 2022 and $27 billion from 2021.
Panelists sought streamlined permitting processes on federal lands and in local communities, and reasonably priced pole access.
Hurdles WISPs face include defining reliable service, regulatory burdens, and financial requirements, experts say.