Many US service providers are tapping into regulatory funding to extend broadband access across the country, including FCC CAF-II (Connect America Fund), A-CAM (Alternative-Connect America Model), and Alaska plan. However, in exchange for receiving government funding participating service providers need to meet network performance requirements. Starting early 2020, service providers will need to validate speed and latency performance by collecting this information via weekly tests.
Service providers unable to meet compliance standards risk losing monthly funding – a potentially devastating consequence to smaller operators relying on this funding for service expansion.
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