Orange is the new green – well that’s one way to think of the FCC’s latest announcement of areas eligible for support (subsidies) for providers delivering broadband to unserved areas in connection with the upcoming Connect America Fund (“CAF”) Phase II reverse auction. Last week the agency issued a Public Notice identifying a preliminary list and map of census blocks that will be eligible for support in the upcoming Connect America Fund (“CAF”) Phase II auction (“Auction”).

On the map all areas eligible for support are identified in orange.  So, all of the orange areas on the FCC’s maps may be receiving greenbacks if the FCC makes no further changes to the preliminary list of eligible areas.

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