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$9 Billion for Rural 5G

The Federal Communications Commission announced a new 5G Fund this week.
December 6, 2019, 2pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced a new $9 billion fund to help roll out 5G wireless service in rural parts of the country, reports Jason Plautz.

"The 5G Fund will be distributed through a reverse auction and will target areas with difficult terrain or sparse populations," adds Plautz. "The FCC will set aside at least $1 billion for projects facilitating precision agriculture."

The new 5G Fund will replace the existing Mobility Fund Phase II.

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Published on Friday, December 6, 2019 in Smart Cities Dive
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