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NTIA Releases $42.45 B Notice of Funding Opportunity for “BEAD”

On May 13, 2022, the National Telecommunications Information Administration (“NTIA”) published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (“NOFO”) for the Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (“BEAD”) program, which was created by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021. The Program’s principle focus will be on deploying broadband service to unserved locations (those without any broadband […]

FCC Seeks Comment on Enhanced ACAM Support

On May 20, 2022, the Federal Communications Commission (“Commission” or “FCC”) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on a proposal by the ACAM Broadband Coalition to create an Enhanced A-CAM program, which would achieve widespread deployment of 100/20 Mbps broadband service throughout rural areas served by carriers currently receiving Alternative Connect America Model […]

FCC Makes Available Preliminary Broadband Serviceable Location Fabric To Fixed Service Providers That Have Filed Form 477 Data Providers Must Execute License Agreement with CostQuest

The Broadband Data Task Force of the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) has announced that fixed broadband service providers (including both terrestrial and wireless) that filed fixed broadband deployment data in past Form 477 filings may request access to the preliminary version of the Broadband Serviceable Location Fabric (“Fabric”). The Fabric is a comprehensive […]

Common Carrier Annual Employment Report FCC Form 395 Due May 31, 2022

Common carrier licensees or permittees with sixteen (16) or more full-time employees must file an annual employment report (FCC Form 395, April 2021 Version) with the Federal Communications Commission by Tuesday, May 31, 2022. If the filing concerns a licensee that had fewer than sixteen (16) full-time employees during the selected payroll period, no Form […]