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The 5G Fund for Rural America (5G Fund) represents the next step in the Commission's efforts to bridge the digital divide.  On October 27, 2020, the Commission adopted a Report and Order establishing the 5G Fund, which will make up to $9 billion available to bring 5G mobile broadband service to rural areas that would be unlikely to otherwise see deployment of 5G broadband service based upon new mobile coverage data submitted in the Commission's Broadband Data Collection.  The 5G Fund will help ensure that rural Americans enjoy the same benefits from our increasingly digital economy as their urban counterparts.  On September 21, 2023, the Commission adopted a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on a limited set of critical issues for continuing the implementation of the 5G Fund.




Monday, September 25, 2023