The agency said Thursday it has approved $1 billion to 69 providers in 32 states.
The infrastructure bill's tech neutrality is concerning critics who say money will go to satellite, not enough to fiber.
Rural advocates are asking for accountability for infrastructure bill spending on broadband.
The agency released a statement of objectives earlier this month.
Author of Farm Fresh Broadband talks considerations for infrastructure funding, FCC approves 72 telehealth apps, Boost Mobile's 5G device.
Thirteen additional bidders approved for RDOF, Blue Ridge going full fiber, YouTube Premium growing but trails other streaming apps.
In an interview with Broadband Breakfast, Technology Policy Institute President Scott Wallsten blamed bad mapping for RDOF mess.
Defaulters say new FCC mapping data shows areas they bid to connect are already adequately served.
Competing submissions to the FCC show the friction over valuable mid-band spectrum.
The agency is scrutinizing the winning bids for the $9.2-billion fund, and asking companies to consider withdrawing.
Keynote speakers at Day 2 of WISPA America tackled broadband speed thresholds, infrastructure and federal programs.
RDOF reverse auction criticized again, Google ups revenues during Covid, California survey on broadband access for K-12 students.
Broadband Breakfast panelists wrestle with the challenge of financing broadband infrastructure projects.
April 2, 2021 – State broadband authorities working close to the ground say that the key to tackling the digital […]
March 25, 2021 – Wireless broadband providers need more regulatory support to meet broadband gigabit needs on a large geographic […]
March 24, 2021 – The University of Southern California and the California Emerging Technology Fund announced a partnership on Monday to […]
March 4, 2021 – Amid claims that the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund chose winners that may not be able to […]
February 24, 2021 – A California judge has rejected an attempt by internet service providers to prevent the state from […]
February 23, 2021 – A letter signed by 33 Democratic women urging acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel to be nominated […]
February 16, 2021—While SpaceX touts Starlink as the answer to the world’s dearth of broadband coverage, experts are not convinced […]
February 11, 2021—Broadband providers are becoming increasingly vocal in their concerns over some of the winning bidders in the first […]
February 10, 2021 – The United States and its allies are already far behind China in investing in 5G mobile […]
February 3, 2021 – Charter Communication said it is planning to spend $5 billion on rural broadband, with support from […]
February 1, 2021—“The data is clear: older adults have been falling increasingly behind in digital connectivity, which negatively affects their […]
Hours after blocking legislation to increase direct payments in the coronavirus stimulus legislation, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday […]
December 23, 2020 — The last five years have boasted massive strides towards closing the urban-rural broadband and utilities divide, […]
December 22, 2020 — With the closing of the bidding in Federal Communications Commission’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund reverse-auction, many […]
December 15, 2020 — The Federal Communications Commission recently announced the winners of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund. In the […]
It’s no secret that the Federal Communications Commission’s current broadband maps are flawed, many observers believe. The existing maps rely […]
Harold Feld, senior vice president of Public Knowledge, called for Democratic members of the Federal Communications Commission to fight Republican […]
The second annual National Tribal Broadband Summit is taking place this week until Friday, September 25. On Monday, Federal Communications […]
President Donald Trump on Saturday approved a deal between TikTok and ByteDance, its software developer, and Oracle on Saturday. As […]
September 21, 2020—Speaking Thursday at the fall conference of NTCA, the Rural Broadband Association, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai […]
September 20, 2020 — House Democrats criticized Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai as presiding over “four years of lost […]
July 15, 2020 — Continuing to expand access to telehealth to facilitate health care during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond […]
Over twenty technologically minded organizations teamed up on Tuesday to support the creation of a task force for a proposed […]
June 19, 2020 — There is currently considerable buzz around the prospect of obtaining bids from the Rural Digital Opportunity […]
June 18, 2020 — SpaceX, an aerospace manufacturer founded by Elon Musk, launched its eighth batch of internet-beaming Starlink satellites […]
June 17, 2020 — In a Broadband Breakfast Live Online webcast on Wednesday, panelists explored the impact that current federal funding […]
June 17, 2020 — Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Roger Wicker, R-Miss., used a nominations hearing on Tuesday to grill Federal […]