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  • FCC's wireline bureau launches Connect America Phase II challenge process

    The FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau has initiated the Connect America Phase II challenge process for price cap territories.

  • FCC: Are You Being Served?

    Is your census block being served by an unsubsidized broadband provider? That's the question the FCC is putting to the test with the start of the Connect America Phase II challenge process.

  • Connect America Fund II receives mixed response

    The FCC is moving ahead with the second phase of its Connect America Fund (CAF) program, which is being used to move government subsidies from traditional POTS phone service to broadband in high-cost rural areas, drawing a mix of criticism and praise.

  • FCC kicks off Phase II of Connect America Fund

    The FCC announced Phase II of the Connect America Fund, extending the program designed to encourage the extension of broadband networks to reach unserved and underserved Americans, mostly in rural areas.

  • FCC Approves Framework for Phase II of CAF

    The FCC voted on its proposed framework for the second phase of the Connect America Fund (CAF), which is being used to migrate subsidies from phone to broadband in high-cost (hard to reach, rural) areas, and it drew a range of mostly mixed responses.

  • FCC Reductions in USF Support Cause Drop in Demand for RUS Loans

    Demand for Rural Utilities Service loan funds dropped to 37 percent of the total amount of loan funds appropriated by Congress in FY 2012, Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack and Rural Utilities Service Acting Administrator John Padalino told FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski Feb. 8, according to a letter sent Friday...

  • FCC Finalizes Effort to Make Available $485M For Rural Broadband in USF ...

    The Federal Communications Commission will publish in the June 26 Federal Register an order approving the outlay of potentially $485 million for rural broadband expansion in the United States (Connect America Fund, FCC, No. WC Docket No. 10-90 ...

  • NRECA Seeks Rural Broadband Focus

    NRECA wants the Federal Communication Commission to keep its focus on expanding high-speed Internet to unserved rural areas before it starts to shift millions of dollars to other projects.

  • Minnesota senators ask FCC for more Connect America allocations

    Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.) have appealed to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski to release more Connect America Fund money to speed broadband upgrades in their home state.

  • Clyburn Statement on Connect America Fund Implementation

    The FCC awarded funding for Phase I of both the Connect America Fund and the Mobility Fund. Staff also released over 35 public notices, including one addressing the ...

CAF Supporters

One Country Connected thanks these public officials for supporting broadband access for rural America

Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL)

Rep. Ed Pastor (D-AZ)

Rep. Paul Gosar (D-AZ)

Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ)

Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ)

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ)

Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR)

Sen. John Boozman (R-AR)

Rep. Stephen Womack (R-AR)

Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AR)

Rep. Tim Griffin (R-AR)

Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO)

Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO)

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO)

Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO)

Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO)

Rep. Ed. Perlmutter (D-CO)

Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL)

Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr. (D-GA)

Gov. Butch Otter (R-ID)

Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL)

Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL)

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)

Rep. Tom Latham (R-IA)

Rep. Steve King (R-IA)

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS)

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)

Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)

Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA)

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN)

Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN)

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS)

Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO)

Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-MO)

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II (D-MO)

Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT)

Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT)

Rep. Steve Daines (R-MT)

Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE)

Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM)

Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM)

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY)

Rep. Greg Meeks (D-NY)

Rep. Yvette Clark (D-NY)

Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC)

Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC)

Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC)

Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-NC)

Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC)

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)

Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK)

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT)

Rep. Tim Bishop (R-UT)

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)

Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA)

Sen. Jay Rockefeler (D-WV)

Rep. David McKinley (R-WV)

Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY)

Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY)

Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY)