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Expressions of Interest from Iowa Cover 171 Counties in FCC Rural Broadband Experiment Program

By Connected Nation

Expressions of interest filed from Iowa for the FCC’s Rural Broadband Experiment program cover areas throughout the state – proposed projects include service in 171 counties including multiple proposals across many counties. Last January, the FCC voted to create the Rural Broadband Experiment program that it hopes will help shape and adjust its Connect America Fund (CAF) broadband subsidy program. These rural broadband experiments mark the first opportunity for providers that are not the incumbent local telephone company in a particular area to receive CAF subsidies to build and operate fixed broadband networks in those areas. “Expressions...

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