FCC declares $1.2 billion fund for broadband deployment in rural areas


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The Federal Communications Fee (FCC) has introduced over $1.2 billion in funding by means of the Rural Digital Alternative Fund to develop broadband service throughout 32 states. The FCC calls this “the biggest funding spherical to this point,” and notes 23 broadband corporations will present service to a couple of million new areas.

As well as, the FCC additionally launched the Rural Broadband Accountability Plan, which can double the variety of audits and verifications carried out this 12 months compared to 2021. It would additionally require the FCC to make the outcomes of verifications, audits in addition to velocity and latency exams public on the Common Service Administration Firm’s (USAC) web site.

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