FCC Authorises US$166.8 million to expand rural broadband

According to a news release by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), it has authorised US$166.8 million in funding over the next decade to expand broadband services to 60 850 unserved rural homes and businesses in 22 states. This represents the second wave of support from last year’s successful Connect America Fund Phase II auction. Providers who qualify to execute the broadband buildout will start receiving funding this month.