RDOF Challenge Process: 52% Challenged Census Blocks Accepted. 48% Challenged Census Blocks Rejected. 10% Fewer Eligible Locations.

RDOF challenge results

Challenges were made at the Census Block level, with 63,566 blocks being accepted (52% accepted). This resulted in roughly 600,000 eligible locations being removed from the auction from the original estimation of 6 million locations.

Most accepted challenges were in areas where service greater than 25/3 has been made available since June 30th 2019 AND those providers reported voice subscribers in the corresponding state. The other notable challenges were for areas in which a provider has already entered into a binding agreement (via a grant with their state program) to provide service in the coming years.

It’s worth noting that this list is NOT final, with the final list to be released no later than 3 weeks prior to the start of bidding. That means that the final list should be available by October 8th.

Read the full Public Notice for more detail.

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