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michelle
michelle
6/30/2019 11:54:37 PM
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My home state isn't listed. I guess we aren't getting a boost via gov't. We have plenty of rural area to cover still. 

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JohnDrake
JohnDrake
6/30/2019 6:41:57 PM
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I can believe
I can believe that a company called Paul Bunyan Rural Telephone Cooperative or Garden Valley got a subsidy, but Verizon? Pppft.

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freehe
freehe
6/28/2019 2:21:36 PM
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Re: 10 years is too long
@afwriter. I totally agree. Maybe they need to hire you at the FCC. LOL!

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freehe
freehe
6/28/2019 2:19:48 PM
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Broadband funding
The breakdown of these numbers are laughable and sad. What kind of impact will be made providing service to 200 people or 7 people.

https://broadbandmap.fcc.gov/#/

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freehe
freehe
6/28/2019 2:16:52 PM
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10 years
Why does the U.S. create long deployment timelines? Why do such as small population of people that is less than 70,000 have to wait 10 years for broadband service. What happened to the initiative to provide broadband to all Americans. In 10 years we will be on 10G or something else. I don't understand the logic.

 

https://broadbandnow.com/report/us-states-internet-coverage-speed-2018/

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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
6/19/2019 6:52:02 AM
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Gigamaster
Re: 10 years is too long
Noting the "$166.8 million in funding over the next decade to expand broadband to 60,850 unserved rural homes" it does seem that's a pretty long time span to accomplish that as well as what seems to me a large amount alloted to each home. I wonder if instead of the FCC grants, the providers were just mandated to over time provide services to rural areas on their own dime?

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michelle
michelle
6/15/2019 5:25:52 PM
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Re: 10 years is too long
Interesting observation. I also think 10 years might be a bit too long. I wonder if the funding will be enough and build outs fast enough.

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afwriter
afwriter
6/14/2019 11:09:35 PM
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10 years is too long
I noticed that this money is to be dolled out over 10 years. With how fast the landscape and technology are changing I feel like this timetable is too long. By the time all the money is allocated the technology will already be obsolete. 

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Bobby Vassallo
Bobby Vassallo
6/12/2019 2:07:27 PM
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Broadband boss
FCC DIDN'T MESS WITH TEXAS?
You can bet, almost any state voting Red will not see a dime from the FCC.  No surprise here, but politics continues to play into decisions at the FCC.  President Trump needs to run off all the last administration's appointees if true change is expected.  The current chair is killing us with Net Neutrality overturned and continued support of incumbent carriers, populous be damned.  

No surprise here.

Bobby Vassallo

Searching Texas for Internet

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Duh!
Duh!
6/11/2019 11:47:33 AM
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Verizon?
Do I recollect that VZ did not take CAF-1 subsidies? Why the change?

Are these deployments going to be FiOS (FTTH) or "Ultrawideband 5G Home" (fixed wireless)?

If it is FiOS, how does that square with their stated intent to not expand FiOS footprint?

Are the subsidies replacing aged copper plant that VZ was going to have to replace regardless? As in chronic trouble tickets, complaints to state regulators, carrier-of-last-resort obligations?

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