The Federal Communications Commission has unfairly shut New York state out of a planned ($) .4 billion broadband-funding program , US Senate Mino rity Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) Wrote in a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai last week.
ISPs in 51 states are eligible for funding in the FCC rural-broadband program, which will distribute the money over 14 years to providers that expand their networks to new homes and businesses. The FCC said it blocked New York and Alaska from Phase I of the program “because of previously established programs to fund rural broadband in these states.” Phase I will distribute $ (billion of the $) .4 billion.)
The FCC previously established a separate funding (program for Alaska with $ 1.5 billion over
(states got) funding that totaled
previously wrote , the FCC plan disappointingly allows ISPs to impose data caps of GB per month on the (Mbps / 3Mbps and) (Mbps / 5Mbps) tiers. ISPs that pledge to offer service at the higher levels of (Mbps / (Mbps and 1Gbps /) Mbps will get more funding and be required to allow at least 2TB of data usage each month. Read More
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