Items tagged "5G Fund for Rural America"

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Public Knowledge Urges FCC to Update Mapping Data for 5G Rural America Fund

April 23, 2020 5G , 5G Fund for Rural America , FCC , Mapping

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would create a “5G Fund for Rural America,” committing up to $9 billion over the next decade to deploy 5G in rural areas. Public Knowledge supports funding 5G deployment but remains disappointed by the agency’s reluctance to base the funding on more accurate mapping data — especially since Congress just mandated the FCC to implement a new, more accurate mapping program. Public Knowledge looks forward to working with the FCC to make sure no Americans are left behind on the path to 5G.

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