Rural Broadband

    The FTTH Council advocates for public policies and regulatory approaches that will encourage rural telecom service providers to upgrade to all-fiber connectivity because we believe that people living in rural communities need the highest possible connection speeds as much as anyone else. As such, we believe a critical objective should be a Univeral Service Fund program that strongly encourages rural service providers to invest in next-generation networks. The link between the availability of high-performance broadband services and local economic development has never been more obvious, and USF is critical to ensuring that rural communities are able to compete, grow and prosper in the 21st century.

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    Rural Broadband
    Date File
    2016-07-21 FTTH Council Comments on CAF Phase II FNPRM Details
    2016-03-09 Ex Parte Presentation, Connect America Fund, WC Docket No. 10-90 Details
    2015-08-05 Connect America Fund, WC Docket No. 10-90 Details
    2015-02-03 Border-to-Border Broadband Development Grant Awards Announced Details
    2014-02-20 FCC Description of Eligible Locations in Price Cap Carrier Areas Details
    2012-09-14 FTTH Council Letter to California Public Utilities Commission in Rural Broadband Details
    2011-11-28 FTTH Council Comments to FCC on High Cost Fund Details
    2010-07-13 FTTH Council's FCC Filing Supporting USF's High-Cost Fund Details
    2010-07-09 Broadband Development in Rural America - Easing the Transport Burden Details

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