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Rural Broadband Experiments

On January 31, 2014, the Commission released the Technology Transitions Order, which, among other things, adopted targeted experiments to help learn more about the impact of technology transitions on rural America. In addition to furthering the Commission’s goal to gain experience and data on how to ensure universal access as networks transition, this experiment is designed to help inform the policy decisions in various proceedings pending before the Commission.

As part of these experiments, the Commission invited expressions of interest by March 7, 2014, from entities willing to deploy robust, scalable broadband to eligible high-cost areas with additional Connect America funding.

FCC OKs Voluntary Experiments Testing Impact of Technology Transitions (Order)
News Release
Wheeler Statement
Clyburn Statement
Rosenworcel Statement
Pai Statement
O’Rielly Statement

Potential High-Cost Areas

Public Notice Regarding Potential High-Cost Areas in Price Cap Territories (2/6/14)
Information Regarding Potential High-Cost Areas in Price Cap Territories
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FCC Announces March 19 Rural Broadband Workshop
FCC Announces Agenda for March 19 Rural Broadband Workshop

List of Expressions of Interest

Updated as of March 27, 2014


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