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Hybrid Fiber and ngFWA Network Designs Will Expand and Accelerate Digital Divide Initiatives in 2023

January 4, 2023


In 2022, the U.S. government allocated an unprecedented $42.45 billion toward closing the country’s persistent digital divide through the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment program. Adding in the $20.4 billion in the Rural Development Opportunity Fund from 2021, and the prior $1.5 billion Connect America Fund (CAF) II, a little over $63 billion will be flowing into America’s broadband infrastructure.

There are serious challenges to spending all that money wisely. To name just a few: each state must set up and staff a broadband office (or expand their efforts if they already have one) to design and administer network deployments at an unprecedented scale.

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