Report: FCC Pledges $524 Million to Expand Rural Broadband
The Federal Communications Commission on Monday said it authorized more than $524 million toin 23 states. The funding will support more than 205,000 over the next 10 years, the FCC said. Providers will start to get funding this month.
This is the FCC’s third wave of funding foras part of last year’s Connect America Fund Phase II auction, which granted $1.488 billion to support over 700,000 homes and businesses. The agency also authorized funding in May and June to support connectivity in around 100,000 homes and businesses.
Among the 23 states receiving support from the FCC’s most recent funding are California, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Virginia and Texas.
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Official Statement: FCC Authorizes $524 Million in Funding for Rural Broadband From Connect America Fund Auction: Third Round of Funding Starts This Month for Broadband Buildout in Rural Communities in 23 States
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