Costs at-a-Glance: Fiber and Wireless Networks

BroadbandUSA collected information about network construction expenses to increase awareness of the costs associated with deploying a broadband network. This information can help project leaders engage with providers and network operators in their area. This data is based on cost information collected during the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) recent broadband infrastructure grant program…

FCC-20-5A1 Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Report and Order

Full Report and Order from the FCC regarding the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund. “In recent years, the Commission has made tremendous strides toward its goal of making broadband available to all Americans. But while the digital divide is closing, more work remains to be done. Therefore, in this Order, we adopt the framework for the…

FCC Connect America Fund Phase II – FAQ

The Connect America Fund (CAF) – a part of the Universal Service High-Cost program – is an FCC program designed to expand access to voice and broadband services for areas where they are unavailable. Through CAF Phase II, the FCC provides funding to service providers to subsidize the cost of building new network infrastructure or…

BroadbandUSA: Guide to Federal Funding of Broadband Projects

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) BroadbandUSA program has compiled this guide of federal funding programs for broadband-related projects. BroadbandUSA will also update this guide periodically, so be sure to obtain the latest version at: http://www2.ntia.doc.gov/files/broadband_fed_funding_guide.pdf.NTIA’s BroadbandUSA program is dedicated to helping communities achieve their broadband goals and working with you to determine if…