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Released: March 8, 2011

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Carriers Accept Over $1.5 B in Support to Expand Rural Broadband

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Released: August 27, 2015

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Mark Wigfield, (202) 418-0253
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For Immediate Release

Carriers Accept Over $1.5 Billion in Annual Support from Connect America Fund

to Expand and Support Broadband for Nearly 7.3 Million Rural Consumers in 45

States and One Territory

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Consolidated Accepts $14 M From Connect America for Rural Broadband

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Released: August 27, 2015

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For Immediate Release

Consolidated Telecom Accepts Nearly $14 Million in Annual Support from Connect

America Fund to Expand and Support Broadband for Nearly 50,000 Rural

Consumers in Six States

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WASHINGTON, August 27, 2015 – Consolidated Telecom, Inc. has accepted $13,922,480 in
annual, ongoing support from the Connect America Fund to expand and support broadband for
nearly 50,000 of its rural customers.
The Connect America Fund support will enable Consolidated to deliver broadband at speeds of at
least 10 Mbps for downloads and 1 Mbps uploads to nearly 25,000 homes and businesses in its
rural service areas where the cost of broadband deployment might otherwise be prohibitive.
“Consolidated’s decision to accept support from the Connect America Fund will greatly benefit
its rural customers by expanding robust broadband in their communities,” said FCC Chairman
Tom Wheeler. “The Connect America Fund is delivering on its promise of ensuring that all
Americans have access to the opportunities provided by modern broadband service, no matter
where they live.”
Below is the amount of annual support provided by the offer and number of homes and
businesses served by state:

State

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AT&T Accepts $428 M From Connect America Fund for Rural Broadband

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Released: August 27, 2015

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Mark Wigfield, (202) 418-0253
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For Immediate Release

AT&T Accepts Nearly $428 Million in Annual Support from Connect America

Fund to Expand and Support Broadband for Over 2.2 Million Rural Consumers in

18 States
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WASHINGTON, August 27, 2015 – AT&T, Inc. has accepted $427,706,650 in annual, ongoing
support from the Connect America Fund to expand and support broadband for over 2.2 million of
its rural customers.
The Connect America Fund support will enable AT&T to deliver broadband at speeds of at least
10 Mbps for downloads and 1 Mbps uploads to over 1.1 million homes and businesses in its rural
service areas where the cost of broadband deployment might otherwise be prohibitive.
“AT&T’s acceptance of close to one-half billion dollars annually from the Connect
America Fund represents a huge investment in broadband for its rural customers,” said
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. “This is one of the largest amounts accepted by any
company. The financial support provided by American ratepayers will bring significant
benefits to AT&T’s rural communities, and we urge state and local leaders to help
communities realize these benefits by facilitating the broadband buildout.”
Below is the amount of annual support provided by the offer and number of homes and
businesses served by state:

Total Homes and

Amount of Support

State

Businesses Reached

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Cincinnati Bell Accepts $2.2 M for Rural Broadband in Kentucky & Ohio

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Released: August 27, 2015

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Mark Wigfield, (202) 418-0253
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For Immediate Release

Cincinnati Bell Accepts Over $2.2 Million in Annual Support from Connect America

Fund to Expand and Support Broadband for Over 14,000 Rural Consumers in

Kentucky and Ohio

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WASHINGTON, August 27, 2015 – Cincinnati Bell has accepted $2,229,130 in annual, ongoing
support from the Connect America Fund to expand and support broadband for over 14,000 of its
rural customers.
The Connect America Fund support will enable Cincinnati Bell to deliver broadband at speeds of
at least 10 Mbps for downloads and 1 Mbps uploads to over 7,000 homes and businesses in its
rural service areas where the cost of broadband deployment might otherwise be prohibitive.
“Cincinnati Bell’s decision to accept support from the Connect America Fund will greatly benefit
its rural customers by expanding robust broadband in their communities,” said FCC Chairman
Tom Wheeler. “The Connect America Fund is delivering on its promise of ensuring that all
Americans have access to the opportunities provided by modern broadband service, no matter
where they live.”
For illustrative purposes, the charts below show support by state and county where Cincinatti Bell
is anticipated to expand broadband deployment. Because carriers have some flexibility to shift
deployment among eligible areas in a state, actual county deployment may vary.

State

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FCC Announces Tentative Agenda For September Open Meeting

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Released: August 27, 2015

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Will Wiquist, 202-418-0509
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For Immediate Release

FCC ANNOUNCES TENTATIVE AGENDA FOR SEPTEMBER OPEN

MEETING

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WASHINGTON, August 27, 2015 – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom
Wheeler announced that the following items are tentatively on the agenda for the September
Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 17, 2015:

Modernizing Contest Rules –

The Commission will consider a Report and Order to provide
broadcasters greater flexibility in their disclosure of contest terms.

Submarine Cable Reliability –

The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed
Rulemaking that proposes to require submarine cable licensees to report outages.
The Open Meeting is scheduled to commence at 10:30 a.m. in Room TW-C305 of the Federal
Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C.
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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order
constitutes official action. See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

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CenturyLink Accepts $506 M from Connect America for Rural Broadband

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Released: August 27, 2015

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Mark Wigfield, (202) 418-0253
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For Immediate Release

CenturyLink Accepts Nearly $506 Million in Annual Support from Connect

America Fund to Expand and Support Broadband for Over 2.3 Million Consumers

in 33 States
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WASHINGTON, August 27, 2015 – CenturyLink, Inc. has accepted $505,703,762 in annual,
ongoing support from the Connect America Fund to expand and support broadband for over 2.3
million of its rural customers.
The Connect America Fund support will enable CenturyLink to deliver broadband at speeds of at
least 10 Mbps for downloads and 1 Mbps uploads to nearly 1.2 million homes and businesses in
its rural service areas where the cost of broadband deployment might otherwise be prohibitive.
“CenturyLink’s acceptance of over one-half billion dollars from the Connect America Fund
represents a huge investment in broadband for its rural customers,” said FCC Chairman Tom
Wheeler. “This is the largest amount accepted by any company to date – and the opportunities
that modern broadband will provide for the rural communities CenturyLink serves are priceless.”
Below is the amount of annual support provided by the offer and number of homes and
businesses served by state:

Number of homes and

Amount of Support

State

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FCC Plans Open Source Accessibility Platform

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Released: August 20, 2015

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Will Wiquist, (202) 418-0509
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For Immediate Release

FCC TO PROVIDE OPEN SOURCE ACCESSIBILITY PLATFORM

TO HELP FEDERAL AGENCIES, BUSINESSES INCREASE DIRECT

COMMUNICATION WITH PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Commission to Offer Open Source Video Access Platform

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FCC Announces FairPoint Acceptance of Connect America Fund Support

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Released: August 19, 2015

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Mark Wigfield, (202) 418-0253
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For Immediate Release

FairPoint Accepts $37.4 Million in Annual Support from Connect America Fund to

Expand and Support Broadband for Over 200,000 Consumers in 14 States

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WASHINGTON, August 19, 2015 – FairPoint Communications Inc. has accepted $37,430,669 in
annual, ongoing support from the Connect America Fund to expand and support broadband for
over 200,000 of its rural customers.
The Connect America Fund support will enable FairPoint to deliver broadband at speeds of at
least 10 Mbps for downloads and 1 Mbps uploads to over 105,000 homes and businesses in its
rural service areas where the cost of broadband deployment might otherwise be prohibitive.
“FairPoint’s decision to accept support from the Connect America Fund will greatly benefit its
rural customers by expanding robust broadband in their communities,” said FCC Chairman Tom
Wheeler. “The Connect America Fund is delivering on its promise of ensuring that all Americans
have access to the opportunities provided by modern broadband service, no matter where they
live.”
Below is the amount of annual support provided by the offer and number of homes and
businesses served by municipality:

Homes and Businesses

State

Served

Amount of Funding

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FCC Fines Smart City $750K for Blocking Wi-Fi

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Released: August 18, 2015

Media Contact:

Will Wiquist, 202-418-0509
will.wiquist@fcc.gov

For Immediate Release

FCC FINES SMART CITY $750,000 FOR BLOCKING WI-FI

Company Used Wi-Fi Monitoring System to Block Mobile Hotspots at Convention Centers

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