The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau has released a list of census blocks that are eligible for rural broadband experiment support and their associated support amounts. The FCC previously announced that it will accept rural broadband experiment proposals in price cap areas at both the census tract level and the census block level. The census block list identifies the state and county where each census block is located along with its tract and block ID numbers; the total number of locations in the census block; the total number of price cap locations in the census block; and the total number of price cap locations within the block that are eligible for rural broadband experiment support. The list can be found at http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/rural-broadband-experiments. The Bureau also announced revisions to a previously released map that depicts the geographic areas that may be eligible for Phase II support (http://www.fcc.gov/maps/fcc-connect-america-fund-phase-ii-initial-eligible-areas-map). The map has now been enhanced to provide more detailed information regarding location tools and support amounts at the census tract level.
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