Universal Service Contribution Factor Surpasses 20% for the First Time, Highest Rate Ever

The proposed Universal Service contribution factor will exceed 20%. It will be 20.1% for the fourth quarter of 2018, according to a new Federal Communications Commission public notice. An FCC spokesperson confirmed that it is the highest ever.

Largest US Wireless ISP Offers Its Take on Suburban Fixed 5G

An interview with Rise Broadband co-founder Jeff Kholer. Rise Broadband is the largest US wireless Internet service provider (ISP). 

Balloons and Drones in Telecom: Consultancy Advises Partnerships with Web Giants

Analytics and consulting firm GlobalData is recommending that telecommunication companies and webscale companies work together to develop communications services based on balloons and drones.

How the Rural Electric Cooperative Consortium Won $186 Million in CAF II Funding for Gigabit Broadband

When 21 rural electric cooperatives decided to submit a joint bid to receive funding for gigabit broadband in the Connect America Fund (CAF) II auction, their reason was a simple one.