The FCC is hosting a webinar discussing funding for rural areas to bridge the digital divide this Wednesday, May 20, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm.
Several offices within the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) are hosting a webinar for state and local governments on the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I auction. Through the auction the FCC will be awarding $16 billion for broadband deployment to service providers in underserved areas. According to the FCC approximately 5.9 million homes and businesses are initially eligible for broadband access through a successful bid. The next auction is scheduled for October of this year, and the webinar will focus on the state and local government role in the process.
Visit the Fund’s fact sheet for more information, and visit the webinar page to sign up and attend.