Sierra Includes Connect America Fund Eligible Areas

The FCC has put out an updated map that identifies census block groups that are eligible for the CAF II Auction (Auction 93). The auction will use competitive building to allocate up to $1.98 billion of support over the next 10 years in high-cost rural areas. Chairman Pai of the FCC has taken steps to … Continue reading Sierra Includes Connect America Fund Eligible Areas

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No Broadband in the Trump State of the Union

I watched President Trump’s State of the Union address last night, paying close attention to his words on infrastructure and did not hear any mention of our telecommunication infrastructure and the need for improvements. Here are his words on infrastructure: As we rebuild our industries, it is also time to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure. America … Continue reading No Broadband in the Trump State of the Union

House Energy and Commerce Telcom Subcommittee Hearing

The House Energy and Commerce Committee's telecom subcommittee turns a closer eye to broadband infrastructure with a hearing this morning with witnesses representing cable, telecom and rural broadband. "We wanted to have a very inclusive hearing today to discuss all of the ideas from Subcommittee members on both sides of the aisle to promote broadband … Continue reading House Energy and Commerce Telcom Subcommittee Hearing

The Federal Government Shouldn’t Build a 5G Network

The Heritage Foundation's Daily Signal on Government control of communications networks: National security officials reportedly are considering federal funding and construction of a faster, higher capacity nationwide wireless network to counter a similar effort by the Chinese government. But expanding government interference in telecommunications would not advance national security or technological innovation. [...] Those in … Continue reading The Federal Government Shouldn’t Build a 5G Network

GAO Turns To Tribal Spectrum

Acting on a request from the leadership of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, the Government Accountability Office is starting a review of the challenges facing Indian tribes in getting access to wireless spectrum, a GAO spokesman told MT. Lawmakers made the original request back in 2016, seeking information on an FCC bidding credit program meant … Continue reading GAO Turns To Tribal Spectrum