'Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction' Posts

The Regulatory Mix – Friday, December 11, 2020

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Today’s Regulatory Mix:   FCC Announces Phase I Rural Auction Winners,  FCC Submits Report on Status of Reassigned Number Database

 

FCC Entrance Feb 2020 ShutterstockFCC Announces Phase I Rural Auction Winners

The FCC has announced the winning bidders for Phase 1 of its Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction.  The FCC stated that millions of rural Americans in 49 states and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands will gain access to high-speed Internet service through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I auction. Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Thursday, October 22, 2020

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Today’s Regulatory Mix:  USDA Announces Additional Broadband Funding, FCC Releases New and Updated Data for the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction

 

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The USDA announced new Reconnect broadband funding in five states.

In Iowa:

  • Farmers Mutual Cooperative Telephone Company of Moulton, Iowa will use a $4.9 million ReConnect grant and a $4.9 million ReConnect loan to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network, Read More
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The Regulatory Mix – Wednesday, October 14, 2020

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Today’s Regulatory Mix: FCC Announces Qualified Bidders for Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction,  USDA Announces Broadband Grants In Iowa, Alaska, and Illinois

 

FCC Entrance Feb 2020 Shutterstock-1FCC Announces Qualified Bidders for Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction

The FCC announced that 386 applicants are qualified to bid in the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I auction.  The number of qualified bidders represents a more than 75% increase in the number of bidders in 2018’s Connect America Fund Phase II auction and also includes bidding consortia that contain multiple service providers. Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Friday, June 26, 2020

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Today’s Regulatory Mix: US Congress Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act, FCC Releases Updated List of Eligible Areas for Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction

 

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US Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) announced they introduced the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act, a bill to bolster national security interests and better protect communities across the country by ending the use of “warrant-proof” encrypted technology by terrorists and other bad actors to conceal illicit behavior.  Read More

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The Regulatory Mix – Monday, March 2, 2020

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Today’s Regulatory Mix:  USDA Announces $28 Million Broadband Investment in Virginia, FCC Proposes over $200 Million in Fines for Wireless Location Data Violations, FCC Proposes Bidding Procedures for Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction, FCC Seeks Comment on Cable Operator Recordkeeping Rules 

 

USDA LogoUSDA Announces $28 Million Broadband Investment in Virginia 

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director for Virginia Beth Green announced USDA has invested $28 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure for more than 17,000 rural households in Virginia. Read More

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