Although the Federal government has numerous programs in place to provide financial support to aid the deployment of high-speed broadband to unserved areas, industry experts told members of Congress on Thursday that they’re not getting the “biggest bang for the buck.”
Maine submitted its five-year broadband action plan to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) this month, following a public comment period that closed in June.
The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has announced a second round of funding of nearly $1 billion to expand Internet access and adoption on Tribal Lands.
FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said this week that she will begin an inquiry into sharply increasing the agency’s definition of what qualifies as a “broadband” service – with a focus on boosting service speeds for “fixed” broadband services.
The city of Houston, Texas is hoping to hire a new digital broadband coordinator to help manage the development, implementation, and coordination of broadband initiatives and projects aimed at improving residential internet connectivity and affordability to close Houston’s digital divide.
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced how it is allocating Federal grant funding to improve high-speed internet access to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five territories – with Texas, California, and Missouri all leading the pack in terms of total grant funding awarded.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury has approved $195.7 million in funding for high-speed internet projects in Washington state as part of the Capital Projects Fund (CPF) in President Biden’s American Rescue Plan.
The Biden administration today announced how it will distribute more than $42 billion in Federal funding to expand high-speed internet access nationwide, commencing the largest-ever campaign to help an estimated 8.5 million families and small businesses obtain access to affordable broadband services.
The Biden Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack have announced $714 million in grant funding aimed at connecting thousands of rural residents across the U.S. with broadband technology.
The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is likely to run out of its current funding sources by mid-2024 – potentially ending the flow of money to pay for affordable broadband connectivity and devices for the more than 17 million Americans that have benefited from the program.