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Broadband Opportunities for Rural America


Broadband Opportunities

Broadband Opportunities for Rural America Reports

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Acting Chairman Copps Releases Report on Broadband Strategy for Rural America

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Report: pdf | Word
Adelstein Statement: pdf | Word

 High-Speed Services for Internet Access Data and Reports (semi-annual)

The FCC collects data on broadband deployment and availability in the United States semi-annually through its Form 477 Local Competition and Broadband Deployment Reporting Requirement. This data can be found, in an aggregated format, in semi-annual reports on High-Speed Services for Internet Access released by the FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau.

 Section 706 Advanced Services Reports

The FCC also conducts periodic inquiries into and issues reports on whether "advanced telecommunications capability" is being deployed to all Americans in a reasonable and timely manner in accordance with Section 706 of the Communications Act.

 Other FCC Statistical Reports

A variety of other statistical reports issued by the FCC's Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau, International Bureau, Media Bureau, and Wireless Telecommunications Bureau contain information that may be relevant or related to broadband deployment.

USDA Rural Development provides reports of communities that may potentiallly be served or are being served by companies that have approved or pending loans from the Rural Broadband Program.

In addition USDA provides an interactive search tool based on community data detailed in submitted Rural Development Broadband Loan applications from companies and matched with US Census data. Communities are cities, towns and rural areas found in the decennial census data. Search results only include communities where Broadband deployment is funded or may be funded. A "No results" message indicates that we currently do not have a pending or approved company on file for the community you are searching for. Please also check our list of communities being served by pilot program companies.

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