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FCC proposes new rural broadband fund worth USD 20 billion

Friday 2 August 2019 | 09:02 CET | News
The US Federal Communications Commission has proposed a new Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, to provide another USD 20.4 billion for expanding broadband in unserved rural areas. The funding would be awarded in an auction to provide service of at least 25/3 Mbps, with extra incentives for higher speeds. 

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