By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 7-21-21

Cable broadband operators are OK with most of the Treasury Department’s framework for handing out billions of dollars in broadband deployment and adoption funds via the state and local COVID-19 Fiscal Recovery Funds in the American Rescue Plan, but definitely not prioritizing government owned or operated networks when it comes to handing out that money.

Treasury sought public input on the framework and NCTA-The Internet & Television Association gave them an earful on that score.

NCTA said there could be limited circumstances – where there is an insufficient business case for any private capital to build out – but a blanket priority for government nets should be off the table.  » Read More