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Countries Moving at Light Speed to Expand Fiber, While U.S. Keeps Subsidizing DSL ·
This week, the FCC announced bidding has finished for the latest Connect America Fund (CAF) broadband subsidies auction. Once again, the FCC gave first priority to incumbent phone companies to bid for the subsidies, which defray the cost of expanding internet access to homes and businesses otherwise unprofitable to serve. Nearly $2 billion was left …