The Connect America Fund, part of the FCC’s initiative to bring broadband access to rural communities is well under way.  Network Telephone Services is currently reaching out to new potential clients in these areas based on their soon having access to higher speeds broadband networks.

In October of last year over $32 million in Federal funding was allocated to provide new broadband access to over 42,000 unserved homes and businesses in Puerto Rico, Hawaii and Alaska. The Federal Communications Commission’s Connect America Fund, will be connecting over 100,000 people who suffer from inferior service, or a complete lack of coverage.

Network Telephone Services spokesperson echoed acting Chairwoman, Mignon Clyburn thoughts when she stated the following:

 Mignon Clyburn “Broadband is essential in today’s society and is poised to deliver tremendous benefits to rural America, eliminating the need to travel long distances for educational opportunities, to access quality health care, and to tap global markets,” said Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn. “I’m delighted we can provide an infusion of funds to connect communities in Alaska, Puerto Rico and Hawaii to jobs and other opportunities as we work with our partners in the private sector to build out broadband networks that will reach all Americans.”