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FCC Brings Affordable Connectivity Program to a Close

Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced that due to a lack of additional Congressional funding, the agency will officially end the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) on June 1, 2024. For more details click here: DOC-402930A1  

Broadband Data Collection Proposed Updates

Per Sean Stokes of K&H, May 28, 2024 The FCC is considering updates to the Broadband Data Collection (“BDC”) that would clarify and strengthen the audit procedures used to validate availability data and modify the data collection requirements and validation processes to improve the precision of the National Broadband Map. The circulated Order and Declaratory […]

APCO International Expresses 6 GHz Interference Concern

Per Wes Wright of K&H, April 8, 2024 APCO filed an ex-parte letter to the FCC expressing its concern with the automated frequency coordination (“AFC”) systems operators’ development of a centralized complaint portal. For additional details, please click here: Letter

NTIA Announces $811 Million in Digital Equity Act Funding

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”) announced the allocation of funding to states, territories, and native entities for the provision of high-speed Internet service.  For additional details, please click here: Biden-Harris Administration Allocates More Than $800 Million to Increase Digital Inclusion Efforts                          […]

FCC Increases Broadband Speed Benchmark

Assessment of High-Speed Internet Service Deployment establishes new standard to better reflect the Broadband needs of American households.                                                                            […]