What is RDOF?
What internet providers need to do in RDOF
Phases of RDOF
The first phase targets unserved rural territory, meaning there is no broadband service of at least 25/3 Mbps(Download/Upload), with up to $16 billion and is scheduled to commence on October 29, 2020. It’s estimated about 5.4 million locations will be eligible in the first phase, within approximately 62,000 census block groups.
The second phase will target the remaining unserved areas from phase 1, and additional $4.4B in funding for census blocks that are currently partially served with broadband service.
|June 15th||Online Auction Application Tutorial Available|
|July 1st||Short-Form Application Filing Window Opens|
|July 15th||Short-Form Application Filing Window Closes|
|October 8th||Final Eligible Areas List Available|
|October 14th||Auction Bidding Tutorial Available|
|October 26th||Mock Auction Begins|
|October 29th||Bidding Begins|
|November 24th||Bidding Ends|
RDOF quick auction summary
- $20.4B in funds
- 5.4M eligible locations
- 10 year time horizon
- Provide voice & broadband access with download speeds of at least 25/3 Mbps (Download/Upload).
- $16B allocated for Phase 1, eligible for areas completely unserved.
- $4.4B + any remaining Phase 1 budget, allocated for Phase 2.
For more information regarding RDOF, visit the FCC website under Auction 904.