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Terrific Digital Opportunities Ahead…But Some Tweaks Are Needed To Prevent Storm Clouds In The Future

wrote recently about how NTCA members are excited to participate in the upcoming Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) auctions, and how pleased we are that FCC Chairman Pai responded to the call of Congress by circulating an order for those auctions that will help strike a terrific balance by looking to reach as many rural Americans as possible while ensuring that the FCC is “buying the best possible networks” for the available budget. 

FIBER – Fast Interconnection Between Everything Rural

Giving credit where credit is due, my thanks to Bob Debroux with TDS for coining what might be one of my new favorite phrases as we enter what is hopefully a new era of placing a public policy priority on fiber and future-proofed networks as the government looks for different ways to close the digital (or rural/rural) divide.

Being Part of the Solution

Haven’t you noticed that these days it’s easier for some to whine about circumstances than it is to act? And I totally get it, sometimes finding a solution and being proactive is a little scary and kind of “puts you out there.” But doing just that is what a number of NTCA members have now done in seeking USDA ReConnect support over the past few months.