By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 5-2-22

The FCC says it has authorized another almost $200 million in rural broadband funding, bringing the total it has handed out since July 2021 in the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to over $5.2 billion.

The money, which comes from the FCC’’s Universal Service Program high-cost fund, will go to broadband buildouts in 26 states and the Northern Mariana Islands. It is the ninth round of RDOF funding.

“We need to connect everyone, everywhere, and today’s announcement will open new opportunities to serve communities that need high-speed, reliable broadband service,” said FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel. “With proper oversight, this program can advance our goal of closing the digital divide.” » Read More