REPORT AND ORDER AND FURTHER NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING

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In this Order, the Federal Communications Commission adopts final rules
for the Affordable Connectivity Program, which builds upon the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, to offer eligible low-income households discounts off the cost of broadband service and connected devices.

Historic Investment in Broadband

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Today marks a historic moment for all Americans with the passing of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, that includes an enormous $65B investment for broadband deployment in unserved and underserved areas and adoption by in-need consumers.

The Largest U.S. Investment in Broadband Deployment Ever

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One aim of the new Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is to ensure that every American has access to reliable high-speed internet service. Here we begin a multi-part series looking at the major broadband-related provisions of the legislation. First up: over $42 billion for broadband deployment grants to the states. We look at why new broadband maps are so critical to these efforts, what the grants can be used for, the process for states to receive the support, and a timeline moving forward. 

Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal: FACT SHEET

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The President and the bipartisan group announced agreement on the details of a once-in-a-generation investment in our infrastructure, which will be taken up in the Senate for consideration. In total, the deal includes $550 billion in new federal investment in America’s infrastructure. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal will grow the economy, enhance our competitiveness, create good jobs, and make our economy more sustainable, resilient, and just.

Municipal Broadband Is Roadblocked Or Outlawed In 22 States

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Two states were successful in repealing their municipal broadband bans, bringing our tally down to 22 states from 25 states identified in our 2019 report. Those law changes are significant, and may portend similar measures being considered across states in the coming years.