Does the Federal Broadband Definition Reflect Real-World Need?

In 2015, the Federal Communications Commission changed the definition of broadband in response to growing Internet demands. Experts differ on whether the COVID-19 crisis calls for another definition change in 2020.


Senator Tester Grills FCC Chairman on Plan to Spend Billions on Broadband Expansion without Accurate Coverage Maps – Senator: ‘The potential for wasting money here is just over the top”

The agency announced that it will roll out their $9 billion 5G Fund and their $20 billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) before they are able to build accurate, granular service availability data through the implementation of Tester’s Broadband DATA Act.


State Broadband Task Forces, Commissions or Authorities and Other Broadband Resources

At least 26 states have enacted these active/current initiatives and authorities through legislation.


State AGs Recommend COVID-19 Broadband Funding – Is Your State Advocating for Better Broadband??

Permitted uses should include “investing in broadband infrastructure, giving schools and libraries flexibility in how to use broadband connections, subsidizing broadband access and providing Wi-Fi-enabled devices directly to students and patients in need.”


Assuring Broadband Statewide Could Cost South Carolina $800M


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