Posts tagged with: federal funds

CCA seeks $11B from FCC for nationwide rural 5G

The Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) says more money needs to be allocated to the ensure 5G makes its way into rural areas that likely wouldn’t get the new technology without support. Specifically, it has eyes on $11 billion more for...

DT leads government-backed open RAN lab in Germany

Deutsche Telekom is taking the lead on a new open RAN lab launched alongside a consortium of partners and with a funding boost from the German government. Germany’s Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is kicking in EUR 17...

FCC sets timelines for Huawei rip and replace reimbursement

The Federal Communications Commission has set timelines for rip and replace reimbursement, where broadband providers can apply to participate in the $1.9 billion program that covers costs for swapping out existing Huawei and ZTE network equipment and services deemed national...

CCA says at least 15 members will apply to replace Huawei gear

The Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) is holding its annual convention next week as an in-person event in Phoenix. The organizers say they have a “traffic-flow” process that will take visitors past the exhibitor booths in an organized fashion to help people...

Why isn’t 5G getting more broadband funding?

Between the American Rescue Plan Act, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 and the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF), billions of federal dollars are pouring in to fuel broadband deployments. But all of these funding sources have one thing in...