Volume 35 | October 2021
Member Benefit Alert
Registration Opens Soon! SBCA's Networking Breakfast Returns to Las Vegas
We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our annual networking breakfast on Thursday January 6th 2022 from 8-10:30 a.m.

“After a one year hiatus due to the pandemic we are looking forward to welcoming our members and guests to this fun event," said Steve Hill, president of SBCA. He goes on to say, “with many of our member companies coming to Las Vegas for CES, this is the perfect time to enjoy some fellowship."

Registration details will be available in November.
FCC Primed to Issue $164M RDOF Awards
Article via SmartBrief

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced plans to release a third batch of funding to the winners of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) Phase I auction, increasing the total support approved to date to well over $475M.

Included in the latest wave is $163.9 million for 42 bidders, with the money set to fuel deployments to 65,000 locations across 21 states over the next 10 years. The authorization adds to an initial batch of $311 million in funding for 48 providers announced in July. Consolidated Communications and Cox were among the providers approved for funding in the earlier round. The FCC also approved millions in funding for 14 bidders in September but did not provide a total dollar figure for the support it authorized in that round.