Rural Digital Opportunity Fund
FCC announces Broadband Data Task Force
The FCC's new task force will lead the implementation of a new broadband data collection effort that's expected to be more accurate.
FCC approves a more accurate broadband data collection method
A more accurate data-collection method will be used to disperse $4.4 billion in broadband infrastructure investment over the next decade.
GOP House members urge funding of FCC's new broadband data collection method
The Broadband DATA Act that was signed into law in March still needs to be funded so the FCC can update its broadband mapping techniques, the members say.
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 approves $20.4 billion rural broadband expansion fund
The FCC's newly designed two-phase funding process to connect millions of Americans to high-speed internet will advance, as expected.
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.