FCC gets ready to kick off $2 billion rural broadband fundDevin Coldewey / TechCrunch - 2 years ago
  • The FCC has taken the final steps toward finally opening its long-delayed Connect America Fund II, which will disburse $2 billion in federal money over 10 years to support new broadband infrastructure in rural areas throughout the country.
  • CAF II works like many other government reverse auctions — the agency or whoever publicize the tasks and locations it will subsidize work in, and companies submit bids to fulfill them.
  • The purple parts are census “groups” that would be bid on while the orange parts are census blocks that would need to be served.