FCC Announces Establishment of Rural Broadband Accountability Plan

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The FCC has announced it is establishing the Rural Broadband Accountability Plan to improve accountability in the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, the Connect America Fund, and other Universal Service Fund high-cost programs.  The Plan would make a number of changes to the existing audit and verification procedures including: (1) doubling the number of audits and verifications in 2022; (2) increasing audits and verifications of large dollar and higher risk recipients; and (3) making results of verifications, audits, and speed and latency performance testing public on the Universal Service Administrative Company’s website.

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