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Perspectives that Catalyze Innovation

November 17, 2021 by Tom Cohen

Beware of Big Changes in Government Broadband Funding Rules

The Rural Utilities Service released its rules for the next round of the ReConnect grant and loan program, and the rules clearly reflect the Biden Administration’s broadband policy goals. Two of the new requirements were not surprising. ... READ MORE 

March 3, 2021 by Tom Cohen

How To Navigate Rural Broadband Funding Under the Biden Administration

Will we see new rural broadband funding this year? How will the COVID-19 emergency fund help close the digital divide? Will internet neutrality creep back? These questions and many more are addressed by our regulatory expert, Tom Cohen.... READ MORE 

August 13, 2020 by Tom Cohen

Delivering Broadband in a Pandemic: Answers to All Your Regulatory Questions

Internet access is an essential service for all Americans right now. But how has the pandemic impacted regulatory requirements for service providers? Here are answers to all your top questions about funding and regulatory matters.... READ MORE 

May 21, 2020 by Tom Cohen

Fallout from the Pledge

Tom Cohen discusses how carriers stepped up and took a pledge to guarantee service when Americans needed broadband most. Should this crisis continue, will the government be there to bail carriers out? ... READ MORE 

May 11, 2020 by Tom Cohen

Is Broadband Essential? Should It Be Treated as a Utility?

Tom Cohen examines how broadband should be regulated. Is it essential? Is it a utility?... READ MORE 

May 4, 2020 by Tom Cohen

Stimulus for Broadband: Meeting Emergency Demands First; Infrastructure is Down the Road

Tom Cohen highlights the near-term stimulus funds coming for broadband and poses several questions for what comes after COVID-19 challenges are addressed.... READ MORE 

April 27, 2020 by Tom Cohen

Broadband Providers Take the Pledge and Now the Federal Government is Doing its Part

Tom Cohen highlights how when the U.S. needs connectivity the most, service providers are stepping up to guarantee service while the government creates $325M of new funding with more to come. ... READ MORE 

April 20, 2020 by Tom Cohen

An Opportunity to Finish Closing the Digital Divide

Greg Bathrick and Tom Cohen discuss opportunities for service providers to reach more underserved consumers with broadband, often with the help of funding programs.... READ MORE 

February 24, 2020 by Tom Cohen

The Enormous RDOF Opportunity

Tom Cohen provides the latest on RDOF, including expected rulings and adoptions coming out of the FCC in the next few months.... READ MORE 

January 13, 2020 by Tom Cohen

The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Moves Forward

The big surprise in the draft is that the Chairman is proposing that the FCC significantly favor bids for higher performance tiers. This is great news for rural America and presents a substantial opportunity for providers that want to deploy gigabit (fiber) broadband.... READ MORE