​On March 8, NRECA and NRTC met with the staff of Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel to discuss concerns with specific subsets of initial winning bidders in the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) Phase I Auction. Specifically, NRECA and NRTC reiterated concerns raised in our letter and whitepaper, The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund: Rural America’s Broadband Hopes at Risk, regarding the substantial subset of bids in the RDOF Phase I auction awarded to fixed wireless Gigabit tier bidders and low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite providers bidding at the 100/20 Mbps tier.  We requested a thorough and transparent vetting process to ensure these technologies will meet their respective performance tiers for all locations within each of the census block groups they have been tentatively awarded.  

Ex Parte Letter

Meeting Presentation