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FCC Seeking Proposals for Rural Broadband Experiments

Some Connect America funding contemplated once policies, standards are set in second phase of proceeding. The FCC is looking for proposals to bring advanced telecommunications services to rural Americans... and it’s planning on providing governmental cash to worthy proponents. Show More Summary

CenturyLink's CAF-I broadband project to bring 40 Mbps to rural Roanoke Valley, N.C., customers

CenturyLink is giving customers in North Carolina's Halifax and Northampton counties up to 40 Mbps of broadband bandwidth thanks to an FCC Federal Communications Connect America Fund (CAF) grant.

AT&T, Frontier, other telcos' rural broadband boosted by $255M in CAF-I grants

The FCC has allocated a total of $255 million in grants from its Connect America Fund Phase I (CAF-I), enabling five telcos to deliver broadband access to over 400,000 rural homes and businesses in 41 states.

FCC earmarks $32M to expand broadband in Puerto Rico, Hawaii and Alaska

The FCC is making $32 million in Connect America Fund grants available to enable service providers in Puerto Rico, Hawaii and Alaska to bring broadband service to over 42,000 "underserved" homes and businesses

FCC Connect America Fund Phase I Round Two

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) posted an interactive map (embedded below) showing the locations where new higher-speed broadband may be deployed as the result of the second round of Connect America Phase 1 funding. Show More Summary

Map shows 600K locations for CAF broadband funding

The FCC has released an interactive map that shows the locations of 660,000 homes and businesses that are eligible targets to get broadband access through its Connect America Fund.

FairPoint allocates $1.03M to extend, upgrade broadband infrastructure in 44 Maine towns

FairPoint Communications is leveraging part of its $3.3 million Connect America Fund Phase I allocation from the FCC to expand and upgrade broadband service in 44 Maine towns that have either no Internet access at all or can only get low-speed dial-up services.

FairPoint accepts $3.3M in CAF I rural broadband funding

FairPoint Communications is taking $3.3 million in Connect America Fund Phase I funding from the FCC in order to extend broadband services to 1,284 unserved locations and 4,211 locations that can only get access to low speed Internet connections.

Verizon turns down second round of CAF Phase I funding

Verizon Communications once again turned down a Phase I Connect America Fund award from the FCC to expand broadband services into rural areas. The service provider did not cite a specific reason for its refusal.

Windstream accepts $60.4M in CAF I funds for rural broadband extension

Following similar moves by AT&T and Frontier after an FCC rule change, Windstream Communications said it will take the $60.4 million in incremental Phase I funding from the Connect America Fund (CAF). The telco has also agreed to use $63.5 million above its initial allocation for a total of over $123.9 million.

Frontier applies for $71.5M in CAF Phase I rural broadband funding

Frontier Communications has asked the FCC for over $71.5 million from the Connect America Fund as it looks to build out broadband service to an additional 119,000 households.

AT&T accepts $100M from FCC's Connect America Fund to expand rural broadband

In an about-face, AT&T told the FCC that it would accept up to $100 million from the Connect America Fund (CAF) Phase I to bring broadband to about 129,000 locations that today don't have access to at least a 768/200 Kbps connection...

CenturyLink takes $54M in CAF funds to expand rural broadband reach

CenturyLink is accepting $54 million from the FCC's Connect America Fund (CAF) Phase I fund in order to extend broadband services to over 92,000 homes and businesses in hard to reach areas of its service footprint.

Enroll America tries to recruit volunteers, but few people show up

By Florida Watchdog MIAMI – Despite big funding and politically charged connections, a whopping three volunteers attended an Enroll America outreach event here Thursday. DENIED: Enroll America volunteer denied any relationship with Organizing for Action. The meeting, which organizers called a “house party,” took place in the auditorium of a Coral Gables public library. The...

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