10:13PM September 16, 2018

Robert Walraven

Any updates on funding for 148, not a dense area and I'm in a area that needs the service, more rural home businesses and a farm area that makes it difficult to reach the goals set?... Been trying for better service like this for over 20 years , been told soon so many times by others!! I'm all in if chosen to get this service!! One gigabite speeds with phone service and television when available and the monthly maintenance service and support plan will be my choice !! I know you guys are doing your best and appreciate this program is behind built for our customers!! FCC funds rural broadband for more than 700,000 homes and businesses The Connect America Fund is backing the project with almost $1.5 billion. Kris Holt Kris Holt, 4h ago As part of its efforts to make broadband more available in rural areas, the Federal Communications Commission announced that the Connect America Fund Phase II "reverse auction" will bring broadband service to more than 700,000 homes and businesses for the first time. More than half of those will have download speeds of 100Mbps or more, with 19 percent gaining access to gigabit downloads. All but a couple thousand locations will have access to download speeds of at least 25Mbps. More than 100 winning bidders will build out infrastructure in 45 states over the next decade to connect the 713,176 homes and businesses, with the FCC providing a hair under $1.5 billion in funding following the auction (there was an initial reserve price of $5 billion). The bidding process gave weighted preference to providers that offered faster speeds, lower latency and higher data allowances, and the providers can use whichever technology they like to build out the required infrastructure as long as it meets the FCC's standards. Meanwhile, the FCC is set to launch a $4.5 billion Mobility Fund Phase II auction with the aim of expanding 4G LTE coverage in rural areas.