FCC Lays Out Criteria For $2B Connect America Auction

Law360, New York (March 20, 2017, 6:13 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission said it will prioritize high speeds, low latency and low costs in its coming selection of internet providers that will receive up to $1.98 billion in federal funding to support broadband development in unserved and high-cost areas across America, according to a Tuesday final rule.

The rule, which is set to be published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, outlines the FCC’s criteria for phase two of the Connect America program — an initiative that looks to provide broadband access to rural...
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