FCC OKs $255 Million for Rural Broadband

More than $255 million in funding to provide new broadband access in rural areas has been authorized from the FCC's Connect America Fund. The $255,723,850 authorized is intended as a jump-start to bring broadband to nearly 400,000 homes and businesses in 41 stat...

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The FCC has revamped its rules for the Connect America Fund and its E-rate program.The FCC has revamped its rules for the Connect America Fund and its E-rate program.More than $255 million in funding to provide new broadband access in rural areas has been authorized from the FCC's Connect America Fund. The $255,723,850 authorized is intended as a jump-start to bring broadband to nearly 400,000 homes and businesses in 41 states. It brings the total authorized from the first phase of the Connect America Fund to nearly $403 million.

Five carriers will use the funds in rural portions of their service areas. The carriers are AT&T, CenturyLink, Fairpoint Communications, Frontier Communications and Windstream.
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