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From Our Blog

FCC Acts on Rural Broadband Deployment!!

The FCC released today the long awaited Report and Order, Third Order on Reconsideration and FNPR on Universal Service and that certainly calls for multiple exclamation points!  We are still reviewing the details of the order and related items released by the FCC today, but as a threshold matter, we welcome several aspects of today’s action and are grateful for the release and looking forward to moving forward. 

Congress Takes a Strong Stand on Rural Broadband

NTCA commends last night’s action by Congress to include $600 million in the omnibus for rural broadband deployment through a new pilot program to be administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS). The omnibus passage this week is key to keep government funding moving forward but it is also a powerful vehicle to include explicit, bipartisan support for additional funding needed to really ensure that broadband in high cost parts of this nation can be deployed.

Celebrating Women’s History Month at the FCC

I was honored to be invited by the FCC’s Office of Workplace Diversity to share some words of wisdom (at least hopefully they were somewhat wise!) with the FCC staff at their observance of Women’s History Month 2018.