Wireless Industry News

The FCC is making $32 million in Connect America Fund (CAF) grants available to enable service providers in Puerto Rico, Hawaii and Alaska to bring broadband service to over 42,000 "underserved" homes and businesses

The new allocation is part of what the regulator says is a "jump-start" to extend broadband service to these areas via the CAF.

Under the plan, the FCC will break out the allocations in specific increments to each state: It will provide $31.6 million to Puerto Rico to reach 40,736 homes and businesses; $1 million to Hawaii to reach 1,317 homes and businesses in Hawaii County; and $174,000 to reach 316 homes and businesses in Alaska's Yukon-Koyukuk Borough. Read the full article