Vol. 17, No. 11
March 22, 2021
Broadband Expansion Focus of Senate Commerce Hearing
The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing last Wednesday to examine recent federal actions aimed at expanding broadband via the FCC’s work on the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF), which will provide $16 billion to connect up to 10 million Americans lacking internet, and USDA’s Re-Connect Program, which provides loans and grants for broadband deployment in rural areas.