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Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Dashboard

The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund is the Commission’s next step in bridging the digital divide. The $20.4 billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund will bring high speed fixed broadband service to rural homes and small businesses that lack it, building on the success of the CAF Phase II auction by using reverse auctions in two phases. The Phase I auction, Auction 904, will provide up to $16 billion in support and will target over six million homes and businesses in census blocks that are entirely unserved by voice and broadband with download speeds of at least 25 Mbps. Phase II, with a budget of at least $4.4 billion, will cover locations in census blocks that are partially served, as well as locations not funded in Phase I. The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund will ensure that networks stand the test of time by prioritizing higher network speeds and lower latency, so that those benefiting from these networks will be able to use future Internet applications as well as those currently available.

Please note that the schedule below shows the next few rounds and does not indicate when the auction will end.

Bidding Schedule

Tuesday - Nov 24, 2020 Duration Start End
Round 17 2 hours 30 min  9:30 AM ET 12:00 PM ET
Round 18 2 hours 30 min  2:00 PM ET  4:30 PM ET
Wednesday - Nov 25, 2020 Duration Start End
Round 19 2 hours 30 min  9:30 AM ET 12:00 PM ET