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FCC authorizes fourth wave of rural broadband funding

August 13, 2019


As part of its multi-wave effort to improve broadband mapping across the rural U.S., the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) authorized more than $121 million in funding over the next decade to expand broadband to 36,579 unserved rural homes and businesses in 16 states.

The FCC believes that there are significant gaps in national broadband coverage, and therefore, a need to better identify where those gaps may be. In response to this need, the FCC established the Digital Opportunity Data Collection, which will collect geospatial broadband coverage maps from fixed broadband Internet service providers of areas where they make fixed service available.

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