UScellular’s statement on the NTIA Broadband Equity Access and Deployment guidelines
This week the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released guidelines for the Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) program. This latest step in distributing federal funds for broadband development presents an unprecedented opportunity for collaboration between state governments and the wireless industry for rapid deployment of 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) to millions of Americans with little to no access to home internet service. FWA can be deployed quickly, is cost effective and simultaneously enhances both home and mobile connectivity. We look forward to working with our government leaders to help bridge the digital divide for good.