The Connect America Fund (CAF) is part of USF. There was CAF I & II. Now the FCC is calling the new 10 year fund RDOF. Learn about it HERE.
The FCC has authorized full commercial deployment in the CBRS band, thereby opening the band for use in mobile and fixed wireless networks, including private networks that will offer an alternative to enterprise Wi-Fi. CBRS is 3550 and 3700 MHz – or 3.5 GHz to 3.7 GHz
CommScope, Federated Wireless, Google, and Sony have been designated Spectrum Access System administrators in the 3.55-3.7Ghz band.
The biggest CAF II winner was a WISP in Texas called Nextlink. They have been doing joint ventures (JVs) in order to grow the business (and meet the CAF II deployment milestones).
Nextlink joined the DISH Alliance Group in order to (1) offer video; (2) get marketing help for its broadband. Read more HERE
A decade of telecom stats by Doug.