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FCC Proposes New A-CAM Broadband Offers; Wants to Auction Certain ROR Lines

There’s a lot more behind the news that the Federal Communications Commission plans to increase the minimum broadband speed target in rural areas that wasn’t detailed in FCC Chairman Pai’s recent blog post about current commission initiatives.

Chairman Pai wants to raise rural broadband speeds from 10Mbps to 25Mbps

The Federal Communications Commission is planning to raise the rural broadband standard from 10Mbps to 25Mbps in a move that would require faster Internet speeds in certain government-subsidized networks.

The FCC’s Thanksgiving Menu: 5G, Rural Broadband, and Stopping Unwanted Robocalls

What will wake America up from its Thanksgiving day food coma? Here's the Federal Communications Commission’s December 2018 open meeting agenda:

Rural Americans Are Rebooting the Spirit of the Internet

Today there are nearly 900 rural co-ops still providing their communities with electricity. A DIY success story! Now history repeats itself—with broadband.

Verizon and City of Boston expand plans to transform Boston into digital city of the future

Verizon and the City of Boston (MA) signed updated agreements to accelerate Boston’s plan to be one of the most technologically advanced cities in the nation.

One Iowa School District’s Simple Solution to the Homework Gap? Local Businesses

When Winterset (IA) Community Schools launched its one-to-one device program, staff celebrated the milestone.


Federal Communications Commission

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 09:00 to Fri, 12/07/2018 - 16:00

At this meeting, the BDAC will continue considering and will vote on the Model Code for States, and it will hear a status report from the Disaster Response and Recovery Working Group.

This agenda may be modified at the discretion of the BDAC Chair and the Designated Federal Officer (DFO).

Civic Tech Experience Fosters Digital Literacy in Charlotte

The Knight Foundation has announced a $1 million investment in that effort for a project called the Civic Tech Experience, which includes a series of programs for the West Charlotte community aimed at helping families there build better digital sk

Access to Capital Creates Economic Strength and Supports Rural America Act

We introduced bipartisan legislation to encourage investment in high-speed internet and protect and expand access to broadband in our rural communities.