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FCC Releases Map for Round Two of Stimulus Funding
by Karl Bode 08:07AM Tuesday Sep 10 2013
The FCC has released a map highlighting who precisely is going to be aided by the agency's second round of broadband stimulus funding under the Connect America program. Providers in 44 States and Puerto Rico had requested over $385 million from the fund, and the map highlights the up to 600,000 homes and businesses that will be connected to broadband for the first time under the program. Many of the companies that had refused funding in round one of the program accepted funding this time thanks to looser regulatory oversight and slower provisioned speed standards.

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SlowFITL

join:2012-02-01
Mobile, AL

AT&T

Looks like AT&T will put some of the funds to use in my area.
Chubbysumo

join:2009-12-01
Superior, WI

Re: AT&T

don't get your hopes up. I am betting that you will not get much, if anything, more than what you currently have.
tkdslr

join:2004-04-24
Pompano Beach, FL

Re: AT&T

At&t now has a POTS bundling requirement on their Uverse offerings. I.E. Tack on an extra $30+/mo to any price they may advertise (very small print) offer.. No thanks at&t find someone else to victimize. .
biochemistry
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92361

Landline

If the stimulus provides money for anything other than landline connections, then just flush it down the toilet instead.

newview
Ex .. Ex .. Exactly
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Parsonsburg, MD
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So whose palms do we have to grease?

Absolutely NOTHING in the entire State of Maryland.
Wilsdom

join:2009-08-06

Re: So whose palms do we have to grease?

Looks like Maryland got $130 million a few years ago to lay fiber. Like in my state it seems the millions spent are basically for an internet "bridge to nowhere", since government won't interfere with the monopolies

FFH
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Tavistock NJ
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said by newview:

Absolutely NOTHING in the entire State of Maryland.

Or NJ. Or in most of the NE Corridor, which is already heavily connected.
--
"If you want to anger a conservative lie to him.
If you want to anger a liberal tell him the truth."

newview
Ex .. Ex .. Exactly
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Parsonsburg, MD
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Re: So whose palms do we have to grease?

said by FFH:

Or NJ. Or in most of the NE Corridor, which is already heavily connected.

... except in the rural areas and usually by ONE company which charges an arm & a leg because there is NO competition.
guppy_fish
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Lakeland, FL
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Puerto Rico?

So we are going to give dollars now to a territory, which isn't a state of the US, seriously?
silbaco
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join:2009-08-03
USA

Re: Puerto Rico?

Yes, and a lot from the looks of it.

Twaddle

@charter.com

Really?

Funny how the areas being affected(according to yet another worthless map-IMO) dont jive with the need.

RWSI

join:2012-11-27
Albuquerque, NM

Location location location

New Mexico Really? The areas shown are Indian reservation, towns that don't care or very impoverished areas. There is no money to be made in these places. One of the cities is Sante Fe New Mexico. Even if the funding to bring it up to broadband it will take an act of God to past the politics to build and deploy.
In the last round of funding one of our competitors was funded, now out of business.
silbaco
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USA

Windstream

Looks like Windstream requested money for an area served by a CLEC and a WISP. And slightly further up, it looks like Windstream requested money in an area where they don't even offer service and are not the incumbent. Interesting.

Duramax08
To The Moon
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San Antonio, TX

Re: Windstream

I noticed this too. I see alot of wind stream on the texas map1. Never heard of them before.
WhatNow
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join:2009-05-06
Charlotte, NC

Re: Windstream

They were Alltel before the company split into landline and wireless. Funny the wireless was sold to Verizon and maybe some to at&t if the sell goes through.
ShellMMG

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Grass Lake, MI
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Expanding Local DSL?

It appears Jackson County, MI is in the second round. Frontier went through approx. 2-3 years ago and we got 6mbps DSL. While I'd be drooling if they made use of the FIOS under the road, there are hundreds of developed housing areas thAt desperately need service. I've had several in the area contact me through the forum (small world!) and they are just outside the covered areas. These are newer homes in established areas.

Frontier needs to pick up those left high and dry before speeding up and/or expanding existing connections. I can't be sure if CFA funds were used then, but any in the second round needs to be used filling in the gaps.
QLR

join:2009-06-23
Tallahassee, FL

Looks like nothing much to see in my area.

Nothing doing in my county... A couple of slivers in a couple of neighboring counties by CenturyLink and FairPoint. In Georgia, Windstream must be in dire need of funds... Sheesh. It looks like every Windstream County is getting money.

ILpt4U
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Lisle, IL
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West VA?

Is it just me, or is the whole state of West VA getting the gov't subsidies?

Is the current infrastructure there really THAT bad?

And if so, make West VA an area of development/experiment: Go ahead and let the copper rot, and rebuild the state telecom network with FIBER
ShellMMG

join:2009-04-16
Grass Lake, MI
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Re: West VA?

Story after story, many of which can be found on these forums, provide snapshots into the sorry state of Frontier in WV. When I learned Frontier would be buying all of Verizon's territory here in MI I cringed. The install process was one long everything that could go wrong DID, but actual service (dry loop) of DSL has been very good.

I hope WV customers see improvement ASAP. They've been dealing with horrible service for a long time.
WhatNow
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Charlotte, NC
Yes. Most of the state is rural and poor. It is hard to place cable.