On January 7, 2020, NTCA filed an Ex Parte letter responding to USTelecom's proposal that uses the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund ("RDOF") to deploy and sustain lower speed broadband networks over the next decade in rural America. NTCA noted that at a time when digital opportunity in urban areas is generally well above the speed targets advocated by USTelecom, it would be opportunity lost for rural America if the RDOF auction were to favor specifically and distinctly lower speed tiers.
Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, WC Docket No. 19-126; Connect America Fund, WC Docket No. 10-90