The Federal Communications Commission established a $9 billion 5G fund Tuesday to improve mobile wireless access in rural America, with up to $1 billion set aside to improve precision agriculture technology.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai took heat from House Democrats Wednesday morning for moving ahead with a $20.4 billion broadband funding program before maps depicting coverage gaps were fixed.
Rural Americans are closer to receiving high-speed internet after the Federal Communications Commission voted to move ahead with a $20.4 billion plan to boost broadband connectivity in underserved areas.
The Federal Communications Commission plans to invest about $20.4 billion in rural broadband infrastructure, a move the agency says will add high-speed internet service in about four million homes and businesses.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and FCC chair Ajit Pai joined a coalition of stakeholders on Wednesday to launch a series of listening sessions on the challenges – and opportunities -- in expanding broadband services in rural America.