On October 21, 2019, NTCA filed Reply Comments on the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) auction. NTCA offered the recommendation that the Commission adopt a longer-term perspective for the RDOF auction, seeking to promote the deployment and sustainability of networks that will satisfy not only immediate needs for connectivity but will remain relevant and useful to rural consumers and businesses. Proper weighting, meaningful upfront vetting of bidders, reasonable expectations of performance, and efforts to promote adoption are all essential to ensure the RDOF auction will aim for the best possible results for rural Americans.
Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, WC Docket No. 19-126; Connect America Fund, WC Docket No. 10-90