August 23 - 10:08
FCC pledges $4.9 billion to close rural broadband "digital divide"
The Federal Communications Commission is to spend $4.9 billion over the next decade to fun rural broadband development in the US. It said the funds would be used for maintaining, improving, and expanding affordable rural broadband for 455,334 homes and businesses served by 171 carriers in 39 states and American Samoa. In return, carriers must expand their offering in existing service areas.
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