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FCC announces $9 billion 5G fund for rural America


FCC chairman Ajit Pai said the fund will be available to carriers deploying advanced 5G mobile wireless services in hard-to-serve areas.

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Wednesday announced the launch of a $9 billion fund to accelerate 5G wireless for America's rural areas. 

FCC chairman Ajit Pai said the fund will be available to carriers deploying advanced 5G mobile wireless services in hard-to-serve areas with sparse populations or rugged terrain -- something that's seen as key to minimizing the digital divide as 5G eventually becomes available. 

"We must ensure that 5G narrows rather than widens the digital ...


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