Beyond the CAF II Auction: FCC Proposes a $20.6 Billion Rural Development Opportunity Fund

Date: Aug 20, 2019

Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and Executive Branch departments are aligned in promoting broadband Internet access service in underserved and unserved communities, particularly in rural areas.  Steady advances in technology and a growing ecosystem of suppliers increasingly support broadband deployment.

Keller and Heckman LLP has developed a short white paper that summarizes the core elements of the FCC’s proposed $20.6 billion Rural Development Opportunity Fund, focusing on the proposed Phase 1 auction, and a webinar that explains and illustrates the descending clock reverse auction procedures that the FCC is proposing for the Phase 1 RDOF auction.  Keller and Heckman also offers a regulatory compliance checklist geared to emerging broadband services providers.

The White Paper, “Ten Points You Need to Know About the Rural Development Opportunity Fund Notice of Proposed Rulemaking,” is available here.

A webinar that explains and illustrates the proposed multi-round, descending clock auction procedures is offered on a company-specific basis.  The initial presentation that includes an optional, one-hour follow-up discussion is offered for a fee of $750.  We are now scheduling these webinars for September.

The Keller and Heckman LLP Regulatory and Legal Compliance Obligations for Emerging Broadband Services Providers – Checklist is available at no charge by requesting a copy from Cassandra Hall at hall@khlaw.com.[1]


Please direct any questions to Douglas Jarrett (jarrett@khlaw.com, 202.434.4180), Greg Kunkle (kunkle@khlaw.com, 202.434.4178), or Wes Wright (wright@khlaw.com, 202.434.4239).

[1] Keller and Heckman reserves the right to limit distribution of the Checklist to existing and prospective emerging broadband services providers.