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Technology 1st of many federal broadband grants announced in Tennessee

01:30  19 october  2019
01:30  19 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

FCC approves $4.9B in funding for rural broadband improvements

FCC approves $4.9B in funding for rural broadband improvements The FCC has just approved nearly five billion dollars in subsidies for rural broadband operators to be paid out over the next ten years. Recipients of this windfall will have to "maintain, improve, and expand" their broadband infrastructure, especially in underserved areas. Carriers in 39 states, American Samoa, and many tribal lands will receive varying amounts of funding depending on the number of people they serve, the cost of providing that service, and so on. Naturally states with more people in rural areas receive more cash — you can see how your state made out in the chart below.

The Broadband Accessibility Grant Program is a critical part of Tennessee ’s plan to address our broadband gaps. The Program is designed to Applicants with additional local match or leveraged funds will receive additional points in the scoring process. Federal broadband grant funding is not an

NTIA page for federal broadband grants in Utah. [The information below has been provided by the U.S Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee , Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia This project was originally funded for broadband planning activities and two years of data collection.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced the first of many federal investments targeting the creation of critical broadband internet infrastructure in underserved rural areas across the country.

Perdue visited the West Tennessee city of Halls on Friday to announce a $2.85 million grant to improve broadband internet connectivity for 347 households in rural Lauderdale County.

In a town hall meeting later in the day in Memphis, Perdue said the Forked Deer Electric Cooperative will use the ReConnect Program grant to deploy fiber to the co-op's home broadband network. The fiber is capable of transmission rates of 100 megabits per second or greater.

Congress has provided $600 million to the Agriculture Department to expand broadband infrastructure and services in the rural U.S. More grants will be announced later.

SpaceX hopes to offer satellite internet to customers by mid-2020 .
SpaceX has Starlink internet satellites in orbit, but when is it going to offer honest-to-goodness service? You may have to wait a little while. Company President Gwynne Shotwell told a media roundtable that SpaceX hoped to offer Starlink broadband to US customers in mid-2020. Service will depend on putting enough satellites into use, and that will require six to eight missions including the one from May. Just don't ask about prices and plans at this stage -- the only clue is that this will be "additive" to SpaceX's main business instead of a primary money maker.

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