Online Learning Update

February 13, 2020

FCC launches $20B rural broadband fund

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

By Eric Cravey Times West Virginian

The Federal Communications Commission established the new Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to efficiently fund the deployment of high-speed broadband networks in rural America. Through a two-phase reverse auction mechanism, the FCC will direct up to $20.4 billion over 10 years to finance up to gigabit speed broadband networks in unserved rural areas, connecting millions more American homes and businesses to digital opportunity.

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