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News by Topic: Broadband

Feb 13, 2020 - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced $240 million in funding to expand rural broadband in 9 states. Includes the list of recipients and the amount they will each receive under the Connect America Fund.
Source: Federal Communications Commission
Feb 10, 2020 - The Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) announces funding for Indian Tribes to hire consultants to perform feasibility studies for the expansion and deployment of broadband services. Applications are due by May 8, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Feb 5, 2020 - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking public comments and burden estimates on FCC Form 183, which is used to collect information on applicants for the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund. Comments are due by April 6, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Feb 4, 2020 - The Federal Communications Commission announces a public meeting to be held in Washington, D.C. and via webcast on January 30, 2020. The agenda includes items related to the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund - Connect America Fund, the video relay service program, and enforcement actions, among other things.
Source: Federal Register
Feb 3, 2020 - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the opening of the Tribal priority window for federally recognized Tribes to apply for spectrum in the 2.5 GHz band. Tribes have until August 3, 2020 to apply before the Rural Tribal Priority Window closes.
Source: The Federal Communications Commission
Jan 30, 2020 - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announces their investment of $20.4 billion to establish the new Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, which will direct funds over the next ten years. The first phase will provide wholly unserved census blocks with fixed broadband, while phase II will focus on the same for partially served areas.
Source: The Federal Communications Commission
Jan 30, 2020 - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking public comment on an information collection for the Universal Service — Rural Health Care Program (RHC Program). Information will be used to evaluate the extent to which the RHC Program is meeting statutory objectives. Comments are due by March 30, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Jan 27, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces the application period for the second round of ReConnect Program funding will open on January 31, 2020. The funds help to modernize and build broadband infrastructure in rural areas.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Jan 17, 2020 - The Federal Communications Commission has released the implementation schedule for newly adopted reforms in the Rural Health Care Promoting Telehealth Report and Order. Changes are intended to promote transparency and the efficient allocation of program resources within the Rural Health Care Program.
Source: Federal Register
Jan 14, 2020 - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman announced initial estimates of how many rural homes and businesses will benefit from Phase I of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund. Includes a preliminary state-by-state list.
Source: Federal Communications Commission