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CAGW Reviews 50 States' BEAD Proposals

Most states propose to regulate broadband rates, discriminate against non-fiber technologies, and preference government networks.

Alec Mena January 18, 2024
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FCC Should Avoid Another Net Neutrality Debacle

Former Obama administration solicitors general agree net neutrality rules should not be restored.

Thomas Schatz September 22, 2023
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USF Reforms Should Include Replacing Lifeline with ACP

The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste offered its views on Universal Service reform to Congress on August 24, 2023.

Deborah Collier August 25, 2023
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A Disturbing Trend for Broadband Deployment

With $42.5 billion available for broadband deployment, funding should be available regardless of technology or vendor type.

Deborah Collier August 11, 2023
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CAGW Responds to Sen. Thune's Broadband Questions

Letter from Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) begins oversight process into broadband spending.  Here is CAGW's Response.

Deborah Collier January 13, 2023
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Senate Hearing Must Focus on Avoiding Duplicative Middle Mile Broadband Funding

Senate hearing should focus on a review of current broadband spending programs, particularly spending for middle-mile deployments.

Deborah Collier December 12, 2022
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Spectrum Coordination Needs to Expand Across More Federal Agencies

The FCC and NTIA announced signing an MOU on spectrum allocation coordination. Other federal agencies should join this effort.

Deborah Collier August 4, 2022
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Federal Funding for Broadband Should Be Vendor and Technology Neutral

When planning infrastructure spending on broadband deployment, rules should be technology and vendor neutral.

Deborah Collier July 18, 2022
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California Should Fix Its Broadband Program

California PUC should make sure unserved communities are a priority for the $2 billion broadband grant program created by SB 156.

Deborah Collier May 4, 2022
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FCC Moves Forward on Pole Attachment Issues

The FCC will be considering a proposed rulemaking to clarify who should pay the cost of pole replacements at its March meeting.

Deborah Collier March 4, 2022
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Broadband Funding Should Be Tied to Accurate FCC Broadband Maps

Accurate broadband deployment maps are critical to ensuring taxpayer dollars are not wasted on duplication.

Deborah Collier February 24, 2022
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Federal Funds for Broadband Must Not Be Wasted

With an unprecedented amount of funds available for broadband, federal agencies must be careful not to waste taxpayer resources.

Deborah Collier February 7, 2022

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