FCC to create $9 billion 5G subsidy program for rural America

FCC to create $9 billion 5G subsidy program for rural America

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Wednesday announced the launch of a $9 billion fund to accelerate 5G wireless for America’s rural areas. Chairman Ajit Pai said the fund will be available to carriers deploying advanced 5G mobile wireless services in hard-to-serve areas with sparse populations or rugged terrain.

Timothy
Timothy
IvoryDove
IvoryDove 3 months

I live in a rural area. AT&T brought fiber out to within a half mile of my house, underground, cut & repaired roads, etc then stopped. I spoke to the crew. I asked "when are you bringing it all the way out to the neighborhood?" They told me "When we get more federal funds. They only paid to get it this far!" That's how government subsidies work. In a free market, companies don't do stupid stuff unless an idiot is running them. In government, idiocy prevails.

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