Legislation to be considered include revealing Chinese backers of apps and getting investment for semiconductor manufacturers.
BEAD requirements a unique opportunity for underrepresented communities to be involved in broadband builds.
Sleeper issue could derail a state’s ability to spend its broadband infrastructure allocation effectively
Global UC is the first company to be removed by the FCC from receiving call traffic for robocall violations.
At least $70 million will be committed to get Americans signed up to the Affordable Connectivity Program.
Charter said it needs to pay to replace a majority of poles to connect for some projects.
Hurdles WISPs face include defining reliable service, regulatory burdens, and financial requirements, experts say.
Issues in contention include choice of technology for broadband deployment, labor rules, and interconnection agreements.
The next big deadline: Planning fund applications for the BEAD program are due August 15, 2022.
'The playbook [is] really a starting point to have these conversations with your state broadband offices.'
A bill would have the Commerce Secretary identify categories of personal data that could harm national security if exported.
39 states and territories have submitted letters of intent to participate in the NTIA's Internet for All initiative.
Attendance at the fiber show jumped from 2,041 attendees last June to 2,854 registrants as of Friday.
Senators on Thursday said NTIA rules set regulated rates and impose net neutrality requirements.
State and federal broadband policy experts agreed that partnerships would be instrumental to spending $42.5 billion in broadband funds.
What are the downsides of having too many grant requirements?
Billions in funding from the infrastructure bill could go toward states for other objectives like cybersecurity.
US Ignite is pushing member organizations to apply for NTIA funding under the infrastructure bill.
In the absence of reliable federal broadband mapping data, communities are taking matters into their own hands.
Broadband Breakfast returns to one of the subjects that it knows best: Broadband mapping and data.
Alan Davidson says NOFO requires that grant recipients offer both low-cost service options and middle-class affordability plans.
The NTIA will press states to not lock out publicly-owned broadband project. If they do, they must disclose why.
Such state action could potentially the delay the implementation of the broadband policy, says Fiber Broadband Association counsel.
Director of the Capital Projects Fund said the fund should be used with infrastructure bill money to close broadband gaps.
NTIA's Evan Feinman spoke about what states need to keep in mind as they prepare for BEAD funds.
The long awaited notice of funding opportunity laid out the system for how each applicant program will be scored.
Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) details parameters of Broadband, Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) program.
The Commerce agency will hold pre-funding technical assistance hearings for infrastructure bill money starting this month.
While NTIA will interpret grant funding under the law, it’s up to states to determine where to allocate money.