Wednesday, January 27, 2021

CenturyLink and Frontier Fail to Meet Buildout Deadlines

 UPDATE When CenturyLink and Frontier accepted federal Connect America Fund (CAF) Phase II funding for rural broadband deployment, they also agreed to construction deadlines. As Channel Partners reports, both organizations have now informed the FCC they’ve failed to meet the deadlines.

When CAF funds were made available in 2015, CenturyLink received $506 million of the $9 billion total. Frontier received $283 million. CenturyLink was charged with providing service to 1.2 million homes and businesses across 33 states. Frontier agreed to deploy service to nearly 660,000 (later expanded to 774,000) homes and businesses in 29 states. The goal for the carriers was 80 percent completion by 2019, and 100 percent by 2020. Continue Reading

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