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FCC Offers $10 billion for Broadband Network Upgrades

By Tom Koutsky

Today, the FCC formally offered the nation’s largest telephone companies, including AT&T, Verizon, Frontier, CenturyLink, FairPoint, and Windstream, $10 billion in subsidies to offer broadband service to over 4 million homes and businesses that are currently unserved. Today’s offer is a critical step in “Phase II” of the Connect America Fund, which will subsidize the construction of 10 Mbps down/1 Mbps up broadband networks in these areas over the next six years. These providers have until August 27, 2015 (120 days) to accept or reject the FCC’s offer on a state-by-state basis. If they reject these offers, the FCC will begin to award...

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100% of Alaska School Districts Submit Broadband Data for School Audit

By CAK Staff

Contributed by James Dunn – One hundred percent of Alaska school districts have submitted important information on broadband connectivity, wireless and wired network capacity, equipment, and district Wide Area Network connectivity as part of the Alaska School Broadband Audit initiative, a multi-faceted series of projects undertaken by Connect Alaska in partnership with the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development. The Initiative is designed to provide the public, educators, and policymakers with a comprehensive picture of broadband connectivity and use at all public K-12 schools in Alaska. This response is...

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