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ACA also expressed disappointed that the fund provides larger telephone carriers with a right of first refusal to provide broadband in high cost, unserved areas worth up to $1.8 billion annually -- twice the amount of support these carriers receive under the existing USF program today.
Polka said, "More than 500 smaller cable operators who are ACA members and were interested in having the same opportunity to participate in the Connect America Fund program know that consumers would have received better broadband services, such as higher speeds, if the FCC had opted for competitive bidding instead of the right of first refusal.
In the months ahead, the FCC will commence a number of important rulemakings, such as the development of cost models that will largely determine the level of rural broadband support on a provider-by-provider basis, and the development of a competitive bidding process to serve areas rejected by mid-sized and larger telephone carriers.
"ACA will remain fully engaged, and our group plans to fully participate in these upcoming proceedings," said Polka.
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