FCC Announces Winners of Rural Broadband Experiment Support

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The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau has announced the entities that have been provisionally selected as winners of rural broadband experiment support. Collectively, the provisional winners are to receive support to construct broadband networks that cover 26,867 census blocks in 25 states and Puerto Rico, which breaks down as follows:

  • Category 1 – 19 entities have been selected to receive support to build broadband networks that are capable of delivering 100 Mbps downstream and 25 Mbps upstream in census blocks in the following states: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, and Texas.
  • Category 2 – 12 entities have been selected to receive support to build broadband networks capable of delivering 10 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream in census blocks in the following states: Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.
  • Category 3 – 9 entities have been selected to receive support to build broadband networks capable of delivering 10 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream in census blocks in the following states: California, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, North Dakota, Kansas, South Dakota, and Texas.

Provisionally selected winners must now complete and submit FCC Form 5620 and all required accompanying material within 10 business days of the announcement, i.e., by Friday, December 19, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

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