Congress passes farm bill, which could boost rural broadband deployment - CNET

The FCC said today that it will investigate whether “major carriers” provided inaccurate information on their coverage areas as the agency determined where to send funds for rural broadband. The Mobility Fund II project is meant to allocate more than $4.5 billion to encourage building out mobile broadband service in rural areas. As part of the project, the FCC requested coverage maps from carriers, which it could then use to determine which areas needed support. FCC said it reviewed more than 20 million speed tests The agency said a review of more than 20 million speeds tests raised serious questions about the accuracy of the data, and it has suspended the next steps of the project while it investigates. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has... Continue reading…

Congress passes farm bill, which could boost rural broadband deployment - CNET

The bill, which provides billions in subsidies to American farmers, will also pave the way for more coordinated efforts among federal agencies to deploy broadband in hard to reach areas.

Wed 12 Dec 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

FCC offers $67 million more per year for rural broadband programs

The Federal Communications Commission announced today additional funding to its Connect America Fund dedicated to expanding broadband internet service to rural communities. The agency ...

Wed 12 Dec 18 from Engadget

FCC Investigates Wireless Carriers For Allegedly Lying About Rural Coverage

The FCC upset a lot of people when it voted to repeal net neutrality rules. The Commission then wanted to reduce the speed that is considered to be broadband in some areas, however, the backlash ...

Sat 8 Dec 18 from HotHardware

FCC believes mobile carriers may have lied about coverage

Federal Communication Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that one or more major mobile service providers are being investigated for potentially lying about their coverage maps. ...

Fri 7 Dec 18 from Engadget

FCC to probe whether major carriers gave false coverage information

The Federal Communications Commission said on Friday it was investigating whether major wireless service providers submitted false information about their coverage areas.

Fri 7 Dec 18 from Reuters Technology

FCC kicks off investigation into broadband map accuracy - CNET

A preliminary review suggests the commission's rules may have been violated.

Fri 7 Dec 18 from CNET

Microsoft says the rural broadband divide is worse than you think

Politicians and regulators like to say they're increasing access to broadband in rural areas, but the reality might be far less rosy. Microsoft has conducted a study showing that ...

Wed 5 Dec 18 from Engadget

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