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Seizing the Moment: BEAD Funding, Regulatory Shifts, and the Future of Rural Broadband

The broadband landscape is in flux, creating both hurdles and a wide range of opportunities for internet service providers (ISPs). Rural communities, in particular, stand to benefit from historic funding initiatives like BEAD and changing regulatory tides – but to truly capitalize on this moment, ISPs need the right tools.   A Commitment to Rural Connectivity The Broadband Equity, [...]

By |2024-05-27T10:25:44-05:00April 24, 2024|Broadband News|

Bridge or Breach: RDOF Defaulters Face $8M in Fines

The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) program, launched by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), holds the promise of extending high-speed internet access to underserved rural areas. However, recent developments reveal that not all recipients of the RDOF grants are living up to their commitments. This blog examines the FCC's decision to propose fines totaling over $8 million against 22 [...]

By |2024-03-06T14:15:58-06:00September 15, 2023|Broadband News|

$4 Million Internet for All Grants Empower Tribal Lands

In a significant step towards achieving digital equity, the Biden-Harris administration has recently unveiled a groundbreaking initiative: the Internet for All Grants for Tribal Lands. These grants, totaling nearly $4 million, are aimed at addressing the longstanding digital divide that has disproportionately affected Indigenous communities in the United States. The administration's commitment to bridging this gap signals a pivotal moment for a [...]

By |2024-03-06T14:20:54-06:00July 24, 2023|Broadband News|

South Carolina Secures $551.5 Million in Broadband Funding

Access to reliable and high-speed internet has become an essential requirement for individuals, communities, and businesses in the 21st century. Recognizing the significance of bridging the digital divide, Congressman James E. Clyburn recently made a groundbreaking announcement that will revolutionize broadband connectivity in South Carolina. A generous funding allocation of over $551.5 million is set to transform the state's [...]

By |2024-03-06T14:21:21-06:00July 18, 2023|Broadband News|

$88 Million Broadband Grant Promises to Revolutionize Northwest Alaska

In an exciting announcement, Senators from Northwest Alaska have announced a whopping $88 million broadband grant to connect communities. This significant investment in the region's digital infrastructure is expected to usher in a new era of connectivity and economic growth while bridging the digital divide that has long hindered progress in the area. With this generous grant, Northwest Alaska [...]

By |2024-03-06T14:22:13-06:00July 15, 2023|Broadband News|

Texas Secures Over $3.3 Billion in Broadband Funding

In a significant move to address the digital divide, Texas is set to receive a substantial investment of over $3.3 billion from the federal government. This funding, the largest allocation among all states, is part of the Biden administration's efforts to expand broadband access across the country. The Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment program, encompassing a total budget of [...]

By |2024-03-06T14:24:16-06:00July 11, 2023|Broadband News|

$238 Million Federal Funding Powers High-Speed Internet Expansion in Michigan

The Michigan High-Speed Internet Office (MIHI) has announced its preliminary recommendations for the Realizing Opportunity with Broadband Infrastructure Networks (ROBIN) grant program. The program will allocate $238 million in federal funding, sourced from the Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund, to facilitate the expansion of high-speed internet to approximately 100,000 unserved locations across Michigan. The grants will make internet access more affordable for numerous [...]

By |2024-03-06T14:24:43-06:00July 6, 2023|Broadband News|

Middle-Mile Broadband Expansion Projects to Receive $930 Million

The distribution of $930 million for 35 broadband construction projects across the United States has been announced by the Biden administration. These projects aim to expand the "middle-mile" infrastructure, connecting large regional fiber networks to local networks that serve homes and businesses. The $930 million allocation is part of the larger $45 billion "Internet for All" initiative, which also includes [...]

By |2024-03-06T14:25:07-06:00July 1, 2023|Broadband News|

$148 Million Broadband Grant Program Empowers ISPs in Iowa

A new broadband grant opportunity has been announced for internet service providers in Iowa. The Empower Rural Iowa broadband grant program aims to bridge the digital divide by providing funding for broadband infrastructure build-out in designated broadband intervention zones (BIZ).  The Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Grant Program The Empower Rural Iowa broadband grant program is an initiative designed to foster broadband infrastructure development [...]

By |2024-03-06T14:26:46-06:00June 25, 2023|Broadband News|

Colorado Launches $162 Million Broadband Grant Program

The Colorado Broadband Office has recently commenced the application process for a $162 million grant program, which is being financed by a federal pandemic relief initiative. Known as the Advance Colorado Broadband program, this funding opportunity is made possible through the Capital Project Fund of the 2021 American Rescue Plan. It welcomes participation from municipalities, counties, special districts, tribes, co-operatives, internet service [...]

By |2024-03-06T14:27:23-06:00June 24, 2023|Broadband News|
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