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FCC awards USD 1.5 bln in rural broadband subsidies

Wednesday 29 August 2018 | 09:08 CET | News
The FCC has awarded nearly USD 1.5 billion in grants to help bring faster broadband to over 700,000 rural homes and small businesses in the US. This follows the results of the Connect America Fund Phase II auction. More than half of those 713,176 locations will receive download speeds of at least 100 Mbps, the agency said.

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