Universal Broadband


Connect Americans Now

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 10:00

An exclusive briefing where new data will be presented that illuminates the true persistence of the digital divide. Data will be presented on a Surface Hub for user navigation and interaction at the state, county, and congressional district levels.

Please RSVP to [email protected] 


Schools Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 13:00

Rural Health Care (RHC) Program participants have been asking a lot of questions over the last few months - both about the uncertain future of the program and about FY2018 funding requests. But the biggest question of all for FY2018 applicants is simply, "When will I know if my funding has been approved?"

Sen Manchin submits challenge to FCC broadband map

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) submitted a formal challenge to the Federal Communications Commission's Mobility Fund Phase II initial eligible areas map, the only lawmaker to do so.

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).