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FCC to start USD 2 bln CAF-II auction for rural broadband in July

Thursday 1 February 2018 | 09:43 CET | News
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said it will start the Connect America Fund (CAF) Phase II auction on 24 July, with a 30 March deadline to participant registration. The FCC also set out detailed procedures for the auction, will provide nearly USD 2 billion over the next decade to expand fixed, high-speed internet service in unserved rural areas. Qualified providers will vie for support as they seek to provide voice and broadband services in these areas, where there is no business case for expanding or supplying services. According to the FCC, nearly 1 million homes and businesses

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