11:19AM August 18, 2020
Hi Larry, Adam, and Michael! Here is the link to submit a public comment in support of our grant efforts for what we're calling Cedar Mesa: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfXMiMT_2pUNFo2q5j6fzACQvkBxCniBX1oNbWoYrpk5bSAMQ/viewform. Be sure to note the following as the Grant Name/Application number - Cedar Mesa, application number S-2020-05. In regards to how the funding committee determines if an area is already served, that has been one of our biggest frustrations. Self-reporting by telecom companies has been the primary means of identifying funding areas, but there are also some cases where small portions of infrastructure get 'counted' too. In general, most of the grant programs we apply to list either 10 Mbps/1 Mbps or 25 Mbps/3 Mbps as "served." Of course, we know those speeds are not truly adequate in today's world and we're actively working with legislators to up the threshold. In the meantime, though, real experiences shared by real people like all of you is our most powerful way to demonstrate the true need!