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Welcome To The Independent Forum

A virtual town square for independent, rural broadband providers to express views, find news they can use, explore new ideas, and raise questions and issues impacting the industry and the communities they serve

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Investing in products and services to increase  revenues and decrease expenses of rural telecom providers

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Transactional guidance and negotiation; regulatory strategy and advocacy

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Opinions, ideas and observation from readers, contributors, and colleagues on telecom and beyond . . .

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   This Week's ITR

In This Week’s Report

1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Package Includes $65 Billion For Broadband   


       ·     Broadband Infrastructure Legislation Establishes New State-Driven Grant Program   

       ·     Carriers Receiving Support Would Be Eligible For New Infrastructure State Grants         

       ·     Bipartisan U.S. Senate Plan May Face New Challenges In The U.S. House                  

       ·     What Is The Forecast For The Infrastructure Measure?

Rosenworcel Responds To Lawmakers Who Want FCC To Speed Up Review Of RDOF Long Form Applications


Legislation Would Require FCC To Study Expanding USF Contributions Base


U.S. Senate Measure Proposes Additional Restrictions On Chinese Telecom Companies


U.S. Appeals Court Tells FCC It Must Update RF Emission Guidelines


USDA ReConnect Program Awards $167 Million For New Rural Broadband Projects


Verizon, Public Interest Groups Reach Deal On TracFone Merger Conditions


Consumer Reports Survey Sheds Light On Broadband Usage In U.S.    

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