Memo: FCC Adds RDOF to January Agenda
January 15, 2020
FCC Adds Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) to January Agenda
On January 8th, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a News Release announcing the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF), which would provide $20.4 billion in high-cost universal service support over 10 years, has been added to the January 30th Open Commission meeting. The Report and Order circulated thereof, and overviewed here, includes the tentative details and frameworks that will guide auction procedures.
The RDOF will be implemented in a two-phase approach, utilizing a multi-round, reverse, descending clock auction and will commence in 2020.
Phase 1: Wholly unserved census blocks
Phase 2: Wholly or partially unserved census blocks
Download the full memo for additional detail on Eligible Areas & Challenge Process, Prioritizing Lower Weighted Bids, Reserve Prices, Bidding Areas, Speed Tiers & Latency Weighting, Service Milestones, and Auction Process.Memo - FCC Adds RDOF to Agenda
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