FCC Unveils $9 Billion 5G Fund for Rural America

Originally posted on RCR Wireless on Dec. 5, 2019 

In the latest show of support for rural America, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced the launch of a $9 billion fund to accelerate the deployment of advanced 5G wireless in rural locations across the U.S. The new 5G Fund for rural America will replace the previously planned Mobility Fund Phase II, which would have provided federal support for 4G LTE service in unserved areas but became bogged down in fights over the accuracy of national providers’ coverage maps.

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