FCC proposes higher speed goals (100/20 Mbps) for USF providers

Sean Donelan sean at donelan.com
Mon May 23 18:56:17 UTC 2022

Money, money, money.

On Mon, 23 May 2022, Aaron Wendel wrote:

> The Fiber Broadband Association estimates that the average US household will 
> need more than a gig within 5 years.  Why not just jump it to a gig or more?
> On 5/23/2022 1:40 PM, Sean Donelan wrote:
>> https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-proposes-higher-speed-goals-small-rural-broadband-providers-0 
>> The Federal Communications Commission voted [May 19, 2022] to seek comment 
>> on a proposal to provide additional universal service support to certain 
>> rural carriers in exchange for increasing deployment to more locations at 
>> higher speeds. The proposal would make changes to the Alternative Connect 
>> America Cost Model (A-CAM) program, with the goal of achieving widespread 
>> deployment of faster 100/20 Mbps broadband service throughout the rural 
>> areas served by rural carriers currently receiving A-CAM support.

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