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NTIA Publishes Additional Proposed Service Areas for Broadband Infrastructure Program, Invites Service Providers to Submit Information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 06, 2021
News Media Contact
NTIA, Office of Public Affairs

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) published proposed service areas for two applications undergoing review for funding through the NTIA Broadband Infrastructure Program. The proposed service areas for these two applications were provided by the applicants before the program’s 90-day application window closed on August 17, 2021, but were omitted in error from NTIA’s first announcement on October 4, 2021. Broadband service providers are invited to submit information about any services offered in the proposed service areas listed in the link above within 15 calendar days.

The announcement of proposed service areas will assist NTIA in targeting federal funds appropriately to areas lacking qualifying broadband service. NTIA will consider the information submitted by service providers as a factor in its evaluation of the program’s applications.

Further information and instructions are available at our Announcement of Proposed Service Areas webpage. Any voluntary submissions of information from existing service providers about the proposed service areas listed in the link above must be received by December 21, 2021, and should be provided in accordance with Section VIII.B of the Broadband Infrastructure Program Notice of Funding Opportunity. NTIA will not consider any new information submitted about the proposed service areas in NTIA’s October 4, 2021, announcement, as the deadline to comment on those proposed service areas has already passed.

More information about the Broadband Infrastructure Program can be found on the BroadbandUSA website.