Like ripping a bandage off, getting rid of copper is painful but necessary
Yesterday, the FCC announced the finalized details of the Universal Service Fund's $115 million replacement, the Connect America Fund.
The House has approved an extension of the payroll tax cut, which includes a rider for approval of the so-called "incentive auction" on television broadcast spectrum.
In a statement on Friday, the FCC reiterated its commitment to extending rural broadband access by reminding everybody it is planning a reverse auction, the winner of which will receive a one-time payment of $300 million in order to fund the buildout of wireless data in rural areas
The FCC has announced cost-saving changes to the Lifeline subsidy program, with some of the savings going towards a new Broadband Adoption Pilot Program designed to bring high-speed internet to low-income households.