Today, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) released its Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (“RDOF”) Order that was approved on January 30, 2020.  The RDOF will provide for a new two-stage support mechanism using competitive bidding similar to the CAF Phase II auction to target up to $20.4 billion over ten years to support up to gigabit speed broadband networks in areas that lack access to 25/3 Mbps broadband service. 

GVNW previously issued a G-Point with a summary of the RDOF Order when it was adopted by the FCC on January 30, 2020.  Now that the FCC has released the RDOF Order, GVNW encourages carriers to review the RDOF Order at the following address: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-20-5A1.pdf.

Please contact your GVNW Consultant or Steve Gatto (830.895.7226), sgatto@gvnw.com with any additional questions you may have about the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I and Phase II Auctions.