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Federal Universal Service Support Mechanisms Fund Size Projections for Second Quarter 2019

The Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) submitted the federal Universal Service Support Mechanisms fund size and administrative cost projections for the second quarter of calendar year 2019 (2Q2019), in accordance with Federal Communic

Death by a Thousand Cuts—the Lifeline Edition

The Federal Communications Commission, under Chairman Ajit Pai, recently limited the number of providers that can offer Lifeline service in tribal areas (though that decision was

Pai FCC Loses in Court -- Judges Overturn Gutting of Tribal Lifeline Program

The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit overturned the Federal Communications Commission's attempt to take broadband subsidies away from tribal residents.

One Man's Quest To Prove Vermont Has Terrible Cell Service

Fall 2018, Corey Chase drove 6,000 miles around his state to ground-truth what every Vermonter with a cell phone knows: there are many, many places in the state where you simply can't get a signal, not to mention the 5 megabits per second data dow

FCC Waives and Proposes to Eliminate E-Rate Amortization Requirement

Schools and libraries rely on the Federal Communications Commission’s E-Rate program to ensure that they can receive affordable, high-speed broadband so they can connect today’s students with next-generation learning opportunities.

CenturyLink and Frontier Miss FCC Connect America Fund Broadband Deployment Milestones

Earlier this month, CenturyLink and Frontier updated the Federal Communications Commission on the companies' progress deploying broadband service using support from the FCC's Universal Service Fund.

A T-Mobile-Sprint merger would be onerous for California's working families

A proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, the country’s third- and fourth-largest wireless operators, would have a profound impact on Californians.

Smartphone-only internet users vs. the Lifeline program

Allconnect partnered with YouGov to conduct a survey to see why people are making the switch to smartphone-only internet.

Rep Collins Introduces the Connect America Fund Accountability Act

The Connect America Fund (CAF) Accountability Act of 2019 would requires covered telecommunications carriers (CTCs) to include certain additional information in their speed and latency reports to the Federal Communications Commission.

Sixth Annual School Networking Infrastructure Survey

Increased investment from the E-rate program’s modernization is helping to improve school Wi-Fi and broadband connectivity. 69 percent of school system leaders are “very confident” in their wireless network’s ability to support one device per stud