ACA is uniquely positioned to assist NTIA and RUS in ensuring that broadband stimulus funds are distributed and administered in an efficient and effective manner. ACA Members have a long history of bringing new and advanced services to rural areas, and are leading the way in deploying broadband to these areas.
In response to the first NOFA, at least 83 ACA members applied for broadband stimulus funding for 127 last-mile and middle-mile projects totaling more than $1.3 billion in grants and loans under the two programs. More ACA members would have applied but for funding restrictions and cumbersome barriers in the first NOFA. ACA suggests the following modifications to encourage greater participation from existing providers and to assure that the goals of the programs are met:
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