Unlicensed Spectrum Does Provide Reliable Internet Access: A Statement from Preseem

A $41.6B funding opportunity announced by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) excludes local and regional ISPs who deliver internet access via fixed wireless over unlicensed spectrum. Because of this, we believe the definition of Reliable Broadband Service should be amended. This is a statement from Preseem regarding the NTIA’s $41.6-billion BEAD Program and…

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Hunter Participates in the Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is the FCC’s new program to help low-income households gain access to broadband in order to work, learn, and get healthcare. Replacing the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program, ACP is the long-term fund for internet affordability provided by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.  While ACP uses a similar framework to…

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Douglas County, Oregon Creates $28M Economic Impact with Fiber Each Year

WASHINGTON, D.C.— (April 20, 2022)—The Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) today announced the first of its Broadband Community Profiles designed to uncover the economic and societal impact that fiber broadband is having on rural communities across North America. The research, conducted by Futuriom Research, shows that Douglas County, Oregon, served by ISP Douglas Fast Net (DFN), has successfully leveraged fiber broadband to…

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