First FCC Action Under Chairman Pai is to Fund Rural Broadband

In its first action under Chairman Ajit Pai, the Federal Communications Commission voted to provide up to $170 million from the Connect America Fund to expand broadband deployment in unserved rural areas of New York State.

The $170 million in federal funding will be coupled with at least $200 million in state funding and private investment to jump-start broadband deployment and close the digital divide in these unserved areas.

“This is a first step of many to fulfill my promise to empower Americans with online opportunities, no matter who they are and no matter where they live,” said FCC Chairman Pai.
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