FCC Identifies Areas for Next Generation Network Experiments

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On January 31, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission released an order which adopted targeted experiments to help learn more about the impact of technology transitions on rural America, and invited expressions of interest by March 7, 2014 from entities willing to deploy robust, scalable broadband to high-cost areas with additional Connect America funding.  The FCC’s Wireless Competition Bureau has now released a list of census tracts in price cap areas potentially suitable for such experiments with associated potential support amounts, based on the most recent version of the Connect America Cost Model (CAM v4.0).  The list, which can be searched by state, county and census tract, is available at http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/rural-broadband-experiments.

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