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From improving the nation's infrastructure to securing stable funding and advancing rural development, NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association is working to build a better broadband future.

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Unanimous and Bipartisan Vote at the FCC on Universal Service Fund

Today started off with Mike Romano and I heading over to the FCC to watch the commission’s open meeting in person as they undertook some key steps on Universal Service to shore up the stability and sufficiency of this program that’s so key to ensuring rural Americans have comparable access to broadband services. 

Hurray for Congress Moving a Farm Bill

Every five years, Congress renews its priorities to agriculture and rural America by passing a farm bill with all the rural development and agriculture programs under the purview of USDA. The existing legislation funded programs through 2018 and the clock was literally ticking as the 115th Congress winds down here in Washington, D.C.

USF and Broadband Top of Mind

This week has been busy…the last few hours before sunshine rules went into effect prior to the FCC’s vote on the USF order next Wednesday. It feels like the entire industry has been counting down to this time for years…with hundreds and hundreds of congressional and FCC meetings in between.