Vol. 17, No. 28
July 19, 2021
FCC Announces August Open Meeting Tentative Agenda
The FCC issued a tentative agenda for its Aug. 5, 2021 Open Meeting, during which it will consider:
Grassley, Klobuchar Introduce Bill to Expand Rural Broadband
Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) introduced the Assisting Broadband Connectivity Act, which seeks to make changes to USDA rural broadband programs so certain areas aren’t automatically disqualified from USDA funding because the projects previously received state funding. This bipartisan bill will streamline the funding process and remove barriers for broadband connectivity in hard-to-serve rural areas.