NTCA, Fiber Broadband Association diss Starlink's RDOF prospects
Add the Fiber Broadband Association and NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association to the list of entities that don't think Starlink will be able to live up to its Rural Digital Opportunity Fund awards to deploy broadband in unserved rural areas across the US. The Fiber Broadband Association and NTCA submitted to the Federal Communications Commission a technical assessment and model in regards to the prospects of low-earth orbiting (LEO) networks meeting the RDOF requirements for rural broadband. The sample analysis conducted by Cartesian, which was based upon current publicly available information, estimated that Starlink would face a capacity shortfall by 2028 and that more than 56% of Starlink’s RDOF subscribers would not be fully served.
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