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$9 Billion for Rural 5G
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.