The need to close America’s digital divide is as crucial as ever, and the Federal Communications Commission’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund stands to have a huge impact, with billions in funding for deploying broadband to unserved communities.
NRECA’s Brian O’Hara and NRTC’s Greg Santoro break down how the RDOF auction works and outline concerns about winning bidders with unproven technologies, and Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative’s Rachel Hauser gives the perspective from a co-op that’s looking to use RDOF funding to make major progress in its broadband efforts.
Listen to the episode below:
NRECA Sends Concerns to FCC About $9.2 Billion Rural Broadband Auction
Members of Congress Urge FCC to Vet Provider Promises on Rural Broadband
Electric Co-ops Win $1.6 Billion in FCC Rural Broadband Auction