FCC authorizes $166.8 million for rural broadband

StateScoop: The Federal Communications Commission on Monday authorized $166.8 million in funding to expand rural broadband efforts in 22 states.

This, the second wave of funding under the commission’s Connect America Fund Phase II auction held last year, is expected to reach 60,850 currently unserved homes and businesses. The latest authorizations are part of a $1.49 billion program expected to improve connectivity for approximately 700,000 locations within a decade.

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