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[News] Group Urges FCC to Let ISPs Bail From Rural Broadband Fund

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The following article was published by PC Mag:

An FCC fund meant to expand high-speed internet in rural America is now facing calls to let ISPs abandon the program without paying the full penalty.

On Wednesday, a group of trade associations, internet companies, and local community bodies sent a letter to the FCC, which says the agency's Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) risks thwarting broadband rollouts in rural America.

“With a large number of RDOF projects projected to default, many of the least connected communities in the US risk being left without the financial support they need to bring critical connectivity to residents and businesses,” the group said in a statement.

The full article is available here.



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