Tags rural broadband

California, Texas slated to benefit most from new FCC broadband fund

by • 2 weeks ago

An internal analysis of the FCC's new $20.4 billion rural broadband initiative breaks down how many homes and businesses in each state can expect to be connected to high-speed internet.

FCC shares disbursement strategy for $20B rural-broadband fund

by • 3 weeks ago

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.

Electric utilities have a role to play in Vermont's broadband expansion

by • 3 weeks ago

A state government report suggests electric utilities and ISPs could partner up to bring high-speed internet service to the least-connected parts of Vermont.

House passes two broadband mapping bills after FCC acknowledges errors

by • 1 month ago

The bills aim to fix the FCC's data-collection and mapping processes and would make it illegal for companies to knowingly submit inaccurate coverage data.

FCC's 5G fund called 'slap in the face' to areas struggling to get 4G

by • 2 months ago

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.

FCC announces $9 billion 5G auction to replace Mobility Fund Phase II

by • 2 months ago

The FCC has confirmed through testing that carrier coverage maps are inaccurate and announced a new funding program for the next generation of wireless.

New Mexico has 'no formal plan' for broadband expansion

by • 3 months ago

New Mexico's decentralized broadband governance structure is delaying progress in connecting rural areas of the state, officials concluded.

New York congressman introduces broadband mapping bills

by • 3 months ago

Two bills from Democratic Rep. Antonio Delgado are aimed at giving rural communities more power to collect data on internet speeds in their areas.

Microsoft, Nextlink partner to expand broadband in six states

by • 4 months ago

Millions in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas are expected to receive improved access to high-speed internet through the new partnership.