Connectivity is critical in today’s rapidly expanding remote world. Finding new ways to solve the problem of equitable access to reliable and functional broadband has become more crucial than ever. That’s where the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) comes in.
RDOF is a once-in-a-lifetime initiative that will improve the lives of thousands of rural communities. Its goal is to support the commercial construction of broadband infrastructure with $20.4B of new subsidies over the next ten years. Its impact on our industry, the public and rural electric co-ops across the country will be felt for generations to come.
Network operators have entered a bidding war to gain funding for their chance to supply underserved areas near them with the best network services available. But they must have a well-thought-out plan that meets industry standards to be considered for funding.