Rural Digital Opportunity Fund

FCC approves $800M for rural broadband expansion in 19 states

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Illinois, Arizona and Iowa are among the states set to benefit most from the latest round of the FCC's Rural Digital Opportunity Fund.

Rosenworcel says ISPs are flocking to 'historic' broadband subsidy effort

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Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said the agency is prioritizing the expansion of broadband access during the pandemic.

FCC announces Broadband Data Task Force

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The FCC's new task force will lead the implementation of a new broadband data collection effort that's expected to be more accurate.

FCC approves a more accurate broadband data collection method

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A more accurate data-collection method will be used to disperse $4.4 billion in broadband infrastructure investment over the next decade.

GOP House members urge funding of FCC's new broadband data collection method

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The Broadband DATA Act that was signed into law in March still needs to be funded so the FCC can update its broadband mapping techniques, the members say.

In states, concerns with fairness of FCC's rural broadband fund

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With a majority the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to be dispersed using unreliable maps, state broadband officials are unsure they'll get their "fair share" of the $20 billion.

FCC approves $20.4 billion rural broadband expansion fund

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The FCC's newly designed two-phase funding process to connect millions of Americans to high-speed internet will advance, as expected.

FCC shares disbursement strategy for $20B rural-broadband fund

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Considering its unreliable coverage maps, the FCC says it will first fund projects where it's confident broadband service is absent, then use new data to fill the gaps.

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