By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 7-5-22

The Federal Communications Commission is asking for input by Aug. 16 on its congressional mandate to coordinate tens of billions of dollars of government money in various broadband subsidy programs with the National Telecommunications & Information Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The NTIA, the White House’s chief telecom policy arm, has been charged with handing out most of the $65 billion worth of infrastructure-related broadband buildout money, but the FCC also hands out billions of dollars through various Universal Service Fund subsidies as well as telehealth and distance learning money related to the COVID-19 pandemic. USDA gives out money through the Rural Utilities Service.  » Read More