James Kovaly, Head of Infrastructure and
Communication Service Providers (CSPs)
interested in potentially pursuing some portion of the $100M being
offered by the FCC as part of their broadband funding
experiment now that the eligible CBs (census blocks) have been
identified, have until October 14 to file. Questions range
from regulatory and technology concerns to whether or not a winning
bid can be submitted that still allows for a viable business
The experiments will inform the agency's broader effort to
expand rural broadband through its Connect America Fund.
They will also inform the FCC's efforts to ensure that consumers
everywhere can benefit from the sweeping technological advances
occurring now in the communications industry, while preserving
consumer protection, competition, universal service and access to
emergency services during these transitions.
With in-house expertise, CHR can assist with the
Engineering, Regulatory, Financials and GIS/CAD mapping tasks to
help assess a strategy, determine feasibility and ensure a
successful bid. After the winners are announced, we are
prepared to handle follow-on OSP Engineering, build-out and assist
further with CAF phase II funding. Oct 14 is the due
date for all bids, so don't wait too long!
To inquire about Broadband Funding or to find out more info
contact James Kovaly at 713.351.5111