GOP lawmakers want new FCC commissioner to reject E-Rate expansion.
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.
Evan Feinman, speaking at the BEAD Implementation Summit, said the agency will also issue guidance on project auditing.
The state became the first in the nation to receive approval from the NTIA on part one of its BEAD proposal.
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.
Nearly $50 million will go to middle mile projects in four states.
The next phase of broadband mapping is going to be very much state-driven, said panelists.
Experts said the waiver will make it more practical for BEAD projects to comply with Buy America rules.
Healthcare organizations are seeing telehealth as an opportunity to enhance connectivity with patients and improve healthcare outcomes.
The ECF funds will go to 184 schools and 13 libraries serving over 100,000 students.
The program can function as a gap filler for other federal funding.
Buy America provisions are seeping into state and provider policies.
Manufacturers can self-report products are Buy America compliant to be included on NTIA public list.
Manufacturer Nokia claimed its fiber-optic electronics equipment will meet Build America, Buy America rules.
The letter follows calls to drop the credit rule that it said could shut out smaller ISPs from funding.
States must overcome numerous hurdles before BEAD will be able to succeed.
The deal is expected to "amplify" 5G private networks.
Public-private partnerships have seen success in several states, officials said.
Internet traffic points will create a 'better ecosystem for interconnection.'
Experts suggested hiring consultancies and engaging in practice applications for projects.
Grants were awarded to projects at Northeastern University, New York University, and DeepSig.
Concerns include minimum cost per location thresholds and Build America requirements.
Terrorist and bad actor threats are spurring government adoption of AI.
Proposed changes to regulations would lift program revenue restrictions for recipients of BEAD funds.
The benefit would go beyond tribes to other high cost locations.
The manufacturing of the company’s fiber-optic broadband electronics products will start in 2024.
Existing laws provide the ability to address potential harms from artificial intelligence.
Also discussed were three bills to address electric vehicle laws in Democratic states.
Preference will be given to applications that are cost effective.
States can customize the definition to fit specific needs.
Experts suggest partitioned spectrum and receiver innovation.
$2 million will go toward broadband builds.
NTIA is conducting research on improving efficiency of available spectrum.
Virginia is waiting for data on the number of unserved and underserved locations in the state.
The bills go to the full committee for votes.
'If you take economic security out of the national security equation, you damage national security.'