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UTC Advocacy Webinar: The FCC's Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase 1 Auction: $16B for Rural Broadband

May 28, 2020
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In October 2020, the FCC will award up to $16 billion through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I Auction to provide 10 years of ongoing Universal Service Fund support for voice and broadband services in unserved areas.  To award these funds, the FCC will use a reverse-auction similar to the successful CAF-II auction that awarded $1.5 billion in 2018.  In CAF-II, a significant number of electricity providers won funding to deploy state-of-the art broadband networks in their service areas.
The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund is a top priority for the FCC and the auction in October will be the FCC’s single largest step towards closing the rural digital divide.  FCC staff will explain the process, timeline, and next steps for entities interested in participating in this broadband funding program.
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