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Additional NRTC Consortium Members Receive RDOF Approval

Randy Sukow


Rural Fiber Installation in a Field

Seven members of the NRTC Phase I RDOF Consortium are ready to be authorized for funding, the FCC announced yesterday (PDF). The seven are among 50 broadband providers listed in this funding wave, totaling more than $706 million bringing broadband service to about 400,000 locations in 26 states. These NRTC members join three others the FCC approved previously for awards to be distributed over a 10-year period.

The NRTC Consortium members appearing on the winners list include:

  • Thumb Electric Cooperative will receive more than $22 million to support 11,357 locations over a 10-year period.
  • All Points Northern Neck, which won nearly $12 million to support 7,670 locations.
  • Altamaha Electric Membership Corporation was awarded more than $8.6 million to support 6,183 locations.
  • New Hampshire Electric Cooperative will serve 7,361 locations with an award of more than $6.5 million.
  • Ralls Technologies, part of Ralls County Electric cooperative, will serve 548 locations with support of nearly $1.3 million.
  • Northeast Louisiana Power Cooperative’s subsidiary, Volt Broadband, will receive more than $1.2 million to cover 652 locations.
  • Maquoketa Valley Electric Cooperative will receive $356,000 to deploy to 305 locations.

NRTC Funding Services will continue to monitor RDOF announcements. In addition, NRTC is tracking state and federal funding programs.

We invite members to register for a webinar on Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time where NRTC staff will  provide an update on funding opportunities, including those found in the recently passed infrastructure bill.

For more information, contact NRTC Funding Services at

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