Universal Broadband

Rural Broadband Auctions Task Force Proposes to Release Mobility Fund-II Coverage

The Federal Communications Commission's Rural Broadband Auctions Task Force proposes to release certain mobile broadband coverage data submitted pursuant to the Mobility Fund Phase II Challenge Process Order. The Task Force commences this process

Areas Receiving ReConnect or State Broadband Support Won’t be Eligible for RDOF Auction

Areas that receive broadband funding through the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) ReConnect program or a state broadband program will not be eligible to receive funding through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF).

Frustrated by Flawed Broadband Maps, States Are Trying to Create Their Own

State officials tasked with overseeing expansion of broadband to their residents say it is paramount to have accurate information about where infrastructure and service is lacking.

Demand Outpaces Available Funds for Wisconsin's Broadband Expansion Grant Program

In 2020, Wisconsin will provide a record amount of money for broadband internet in underserved areas of the state that need it for business

Senator Hawley Questions FCC on Broadband Access in Rural Missouri

Sen Josh Hawley (R-MO) sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai questioning Wisper ISP, Inc.’s progress in expanding access to rural broadband internet in Missouri. In 2018, the FCC awarded Wisper ISP, Inc.

Chairman Pai Visits Wind River Reservation In Wyoming To See Gigabit-Speed Broadband Deployment

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai visited the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming.

Sponsor: 

NroadbandUSA

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Department of Commerce

Date: 
Wed, 02/19/2020 - 14:00 to 15:00

The majority of states across the country are increasing resources devoted to broadband deployment, supporting digital inclusion initiatives and focusing their attention towards broadband policy coordination across different state agencies. While there is no one size fits all, states are implementing innovative approaches to increase broadband access and adoption.



Measuring the Gap

As policymakers consider digital inclusion solutions, understanding the root of the problem is important. There are a number of ways people’s decisions not to subscribe to broadband could play out.

New York City and the FCC have two very different plans for expanding broadband access

In its quest for solutions and partnerships, the New York City's Internet Master Plan is a sharp contrast to the Federal Communications Commission’s approach, which started with the idea that the primary tool for deploying next generation networks

USDA Invests $4.4 Million in Rural Broadband Infrastructure in Georgia’s Gilmer County

The US Department of Agriculture invested $4.4 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure. This investment will support the construction of 90 miles of fiber-optic infrastructure in Gilmer County.