Rural Broadband Initiative
Did you know…many communities in the TMCN organization are eligible for these funds? Is YOUR community one of them? Is YOUR community ready?
Connect American Funds (H.R. 3152 2015) are in Phase II and will subsidize projects by smaller carriers in areas where the digital divide persists. Service providers eligible for CAF Phase II support include electric cooperatives, wireless internet service providers, cable operators, telecom carriers, and satellite companies, which can compete to receive funding in exchange for offering voice and broadband services that meet program requirements.
An extension of the Connect America Fund (CAF), the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) is a $20.4 billion, 10-year program to finance rural broadband internet projects in unserved rural communities. Under RDOF, service providers must deploy broadband to 40 percent of the locations in their service delivery area within three years, and all locations by the end of the sixth year.
Our July 28 Membership meeting will host a variety of speakers to help you– the broadband services decision maker in your community. Come hear important presentations that will ensure your community has the information it needs to make the best choice where these funds are concerned.
WHEN: THURSDAY JULY 28, 2022
TIME: 11:30AM – 3:00PM
LOCATION: Community Foundation of Abilene
850 N. 1st St. Abilene, TX 79604