HOUSE BILL NO. 1768

This bill allows for neighborhood and community improvement districts to partner with telecommunication company’s or broadband providers to construct or improve telecommunications facilities that are in an unserved or underserved area (service less than 25/3) as certified by the DED office of Broadband.  The Bill also extends the grant making authority of the DED office…

FCC 19-79 Digital Opportunity Data Collection Report and Order

Full Report and Order from the FCC regarding Digital Opportunity Data Collection: “Accurate broadband deployment data is critical to the Commission’s efforts to bridge the digital divide. Effectively targeting federal and state spending efforts to bring broadband to those areas most in need of it means understanding where broadband is available and where it is…

FCC Press Release; “FCC ESTABLISHES NEW DIGITAL OPPORTUNITY DATA COLLECTION”

Moving to better identify gaps in broadband coverage across the nation, the Federal Communications Commission today initiated a new process for collecting fixed broadband data to better pinpoint where broadband service is lacking. Today’s Report and Order and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concludes that there is a compelling and immediate need to develop…