Broadband Deployment in Unserved and Underserved Areas: Policies and Programs

Ralph Orsina (Editor)

Series: Computer Science, Technology and Applications
BISAC: COM060000

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Broadband Internet service provides users and their communities with many opportunities to improve communications, including enhancements in e-commerce, telemedicine, and educational tools, and can drive economic growth, productivity, and innovation. Broadband is particularly critical to provide advanced communications to remote communities and offer rural Americans new ways to participate in our economy and society.

This book examines what is known about the alternative approaches unserved and underserved areas have used to deploy broadband service and some factors considered in deployment decisions; stakeholders’ views on broadband deployment in unserved and underserved areas; and efforts FCC has undertaken to foster broadband deployment in unserved areas. (Imprint: Novinka )

Preface

Chapter 1 - Telecommunications: Projects and Policies Related to Deploying Broadband in Unserved and Underserved Areas (pp. 1-44)
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 2 - Rural Broadband: The Roles of the Rural Utilities Service and the Universal Service Fund (pp. 45-74)
Angele A. Gilroy and Lennard G. Kruger

Chapter 3 - Broadband Loan and Grant Programs in the USDA’s Rural Utilities Service (pp. 75-112)
Lennard G. Kruger

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