FCC Doles Out $9.2 Billion in Phase I of Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has allocated $9.2 billion to roll out broadband in 49 States and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I auction. Auction results released December 7 show that bidders won funding to deploy high-speed broadband to over 5.2 million unserved homes and businesses. A broad range of providers successfully competed in the Phase I auction, including electric cooperatives.

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