FCC Proposes $9 Billion Plan to Deploy 5G to Rural America

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has unveiled a proposal “to distribute up to $9 billion… across rural America for 5G wireless broadband connectivity.”

5G is touted for its “significantly increased speeds, reduced latency, and better security than 4G LTE networks”.

As part of their 5G deployment plan, the FCC would first “identify areas as particularly rural and… prioritize funding to areas that have historically lacked 4G LTE or even 3G service.”

They say their $9 billion proposal “would help ensure that rural Americans enjoy the same benefits… as their urban counterparts”. According to the FCC, more than 200 million of such urban-Americans “already have access” to 5G.