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States, local governments ask for 'large-scale' rural internet funding
A letter asking Congress for new broadband support comes after the FCC announced plans to offer billions in incentives to companies that free up wireless spectrum for rural access.
In states, concerns with fairness of FCC's rural broadband fund
With a majority the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to be dispersed using unreliable maps, state broadband officials are unsure they'll get their "fair share" of the $20 billion.
FCC shares disbursement strategy for $20B rural-broadband fund
Considering its unreliable coverage maps, the FCC says it will first fund projects where it's confident broadband service is absent, then use new data to fill the gaps.
FCC's 5G fund called 'slap in the face' to areas struggling to get 4G
The FCC's $9 billion 5G expansion plan was criticized by lawmakers and state officials who say it lacks a clear business plan and will do little for rural areas.
New York congressman introduces broadband mapping bills
Two bills from Democratic Rep. Antonio Delgado are aimed at giving rural communities more power to collect data on internet speeds in their areas.
Georgia is building address-level broadband coverage maps
State CIO Calvin Rhodes said his office wanted data more precise than the census-block data provided by the FCC.
To challenge FCC’s bad broadband maps, groups demand a regular process
The Federal Communications Commission now faces a slew of legislation that seeks to regulate its broadband data-collection and mapping processes.
North Carolina looks to challenge FCC over broadband coverage
The state's IT department is making improvements to a speed-test tool in hopes of contesting the FCC's maps of broadband availability.
Elizabeth Warren proposes $85 billion in broadband grants
The Democratic presidential candidate says she wants to expand high-speed internet access by promoting municipal and publicly owned service providers.