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Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) Phase 1 Results

Today, the FCC announced the winners of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase 1 auction. In this reverse auction, the FCC had up to 16 billion dollars in funds available for compensating companies building out broadband networks in underserved areas.

The excerpt below comes from the FCC’s press release:

Auction results released today show that bidders won funding to deploy high-speed broadband to over 5.2 million unserved homes and businesses, almost 99% of the locations available in the auction. Moreover, 99.7% of these locations will be receiving broadband with speeds of at least 100/20 Mbps, with an overwhelming majority (over 85%) getting gigabit-speed broadband.

While up to 16 billion dollars was available in this phase, only 9.2 billion dollars were allocated. The leftover funds will be added to the pot of money available in the next RDOF phase.

Winning companies in this phase of the auction will have funding awarded over the next ten years (contingent on companies meeting certain milestones).

Results

Below, I share the full list of 180 winners sorted by the funding awarded.1

Company Amount
LTD Broadband LLC $1,320,920,718.60
CCO Holdings, LLC (Charter Communications) $1,222,613,870.10
Rural Electric Cooperative Consortium $1,104,395,953.00
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. $885,509,638.40
Windstream Services LLC, Debtor-In-Possession $522,888,779.80
AMG Technology Investment Group LLC $429,228,072.90
Frontier Communications Corporation, DIP $370,900,832.80
Resound Networks, LLC $310,681,608.90
Connect Everyone LLC $268,851,315.90
CenturyLink, Inc. $262,367,614.20
Etheric Communications LLC $248,634,963.10
California Internet, L.P. dba GeoLinks $234,889,665.70
Consortium of AEG and Heron Broadband I $194,378,552.00
NRTC Phase I RDOF Consortium $156,714,678.20
Segnem Egere Consortium $152,854,440.70
NexTier Consortium $126,287,693.30
RDOF USA Consortium $112,044,022.70
Prospero Broadband Consortium $100,366,008.80
Point Broadband Fiber Holding, LLC $78,414,413.10
Mercury Wireless, Inc. $68,310,842.00
Co-op Connections Consortium $61,485,589.50
Consolidated Communications, Inc. $58,873,337.50
Frontier Communications Northwest, LLC $57,202,650.80
Talkie Communications, Inc. $57,065,010.20
Citynet West Virginia, LLC $53,516,858.30
Consortium 2020 $48,918,960.90
Computer 5, Inc. d/b/a LocalTel Communications $48,818,171.30
Wilkes Telephone Membership Corporation $46,055,343.40
Bay Springs Telephone Company, Inc. $41,871,850.10
Continental Divide Electric Cooperative $38,004,786.20
Cal.net, Inc. $29,169,982.60
Commnet Wireless, LLC $28,436,936.10
GigaBeam Networks, LLC $28,067,881.20
Cincinnati Bell Inc. $26,887,580.40
Aptitude Internet LLC $24,655,295.20
Armstrong Telephone Company – Northern Division $22,009,640.50
Grain Communications Opportunity Fund II, L.P. $19,172,673.60
Arrowhead Electric Cooperative, Inc. $18,462,273.10
RHMD, LLC $18,303,843.20
Paul Bunyan Rural Telephone Cooperative $16,307,892.10
Direct Communications Rockland, Inc. $15,745,252.70
Connecting Rural America $14,180,599.00
Blackfoot Telephone Cooperative, Inc. $12,703,077.60
Halstad Telephone Company $12,141,118.40
South Arkansas Telephone Company $11,387,245.50
Pine Belt Communications, Inc. $11,126,003.10
Centre WISP Venture Company, LLC $11,086,348.40
Micrologic Inc. $10,036,047.70
Emery Telephone dba Emery Telcom $9,822,853.00
Digital Connections Inc. dba PRODIGI $8,583,001.40
Rural American Broadband Consortium $8,471,858.10
Chariton Valley Communications Corporation $8,070,272.00
Northern Arapaho Tribal Industries $7,799,035.00
Hamilton County Telephone Co-op $7,796,825.30
St. John Telco $7,116,876.00
Cox Communications, Inc. $6,636,520.50
Reedsburg Utility Commission $6,439,594.10
Savage Communications $6,090,479.10
Hawaii Dialogix Telecom LLC $6,009,953.00
Tennessee Cooperative Group Consortium $5,981,516.90
Peoples Telecom, LLC $5,668,121.40
Cherry Capital Connection, LLC $5,620,840.40
Pioneer Wireless, Inc $5,543,142.00
Atlantic Broadband Finance, LLC $5,407,684.70
Hotwire Communications, Ltd $5,150,040.00
Shenandoah Cable Television, LLC $5,059,616.50
Wisper-CABO 904 Consortium $4,974,442.30
Midcontinent Communications $4,960,473.00
Visionary Communications, Inc. $4,450,264.40
DoCoMo Pacific, Inc. $3,706,235.00
Daviess-Martin County Rural Telephone Corporation $3,565,039.40
Rivers High Group $3,540,398.10
Great Plains Consortium $3,427,873.30
Cellular Services LLC. $3,294,968.60
City of Farmington $3,179,884.50
4-Corners Consortium $2,598,030.00
Pine Cellular Phones, Inc. $2,303,742.10
Mediacom Communications Corporation $2,254,655.00
Hankins Information Technology $2,171,844.50
BEK Communications Cooperative $2,157,719.00
TruVista Communications, Inc. $2,059,050.80
Minnesota Connections c/o Consolidated Tel Company $2,040,278.70
Horizon Communications, Inc. $2,033,292.00
Custer Telephone Cooperative, Inc. $1,954,488.00
American Heartland $1,821,520.00
FiberLight, LLC $1,772,705.80
Bandera Electric Cooperative, Inc. $1,689,601.50
LICT Corporation $1,675,826.80
NBVDS Investment, L.L.C. $1,655,443.40
Central Arkansas Telephone Cooperative, Inc. $1,629,930.50
ACT $1,622,136.00
Siuslaw Broadband, LLC dba Hyak Technologies $1,611,684.90
HomeTown Broadband, Inc. $1,424,229.00
Hughes Network Systems, LLC $1,273,784.00
Union Telephone Company $1,264,770.00
Roseau Electric Cooperative, Inc. $1,228,494.00
Safelink Internet LLC $1,197,661.50
Pembroke Telephone Company, Inc. $1,053,063.00
Fond du Lac Communications Inc. $1,046,123.00
Wikstrom Telephone Company $983,637.00
SLIC Network Solutions, Inc. $978,722.00
Altice USA, Inc. $849,880.00
DTC Cable, Inc. $834,597.00
Nova Cablevision, Inc. $785,400.00
Farmers Mutual Telephone Company $759,822.00
Scott County Telephone Cooperative, Inc. $755,841.60
Horry Telephone Cooperative, Inc. $729,554.50
Terral Telephone Company $716,381.20
Worldwide Technologies, Inc. $700,874.20
Somerset Telephone Co., Inc. $669,564.00
AB Indiana LLC $668,304.10
Albion Telephone Company, Inc. $599,795.70
Palmetto Telephone Communications, LLC $570,024.00
Federated Telephone Cooperative $537,399.00
Daktel Communications, LLC $531,894.00
Redzone Wireless, LLC $507,752.00
MEI Telecom, Inc. $479,789.10
Zito West Holding, LLC $457,596.00
Baraga Telephone Company $444,490.80
Lakeland Communications Group, LLC $408,952.00
Heart of the Catskills Comm. Inc., dba MTC Cable $398,574.00
LigTel Communications, Inc. $385,924.00
Citizens Vermont Acquisition Corporation $373,680.00
Allen’s T.V. Cable Service, Inc. $371,348.10
Plains Internet, LLC $345,624.00
Reservation Telephone Cooperative $337,080.00
Miles Communications LLC $316,641.00
Mountain View Telephone Company $298,572.00
RC Technologies $263,796.00
QCOL, Inc. $235,146.00
Socket Telecom, LLC $232,768.80
St Paul Cooperative Telephone Association $190,908.00
Easton Utilities Commission $189,047.60
Newport Utilities $159,492.00
Mountain West Technologies Corporation $141,801.20
One Ring Networks, Inc. $137,715.00
Hamilton Long Distance Company $128,560.30
Bruce Telephone Company, Inc. $113,745.00
Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association $104,637.80
WC Fiber, LLC $98,189.50
Net Ops Communications, LLC $69,676.40
Enduring Internet $65,690.00
Gardonville Cooperative Telephone Association $63,903.00
Northeast Missouri Rural Telephone Company $60,126.00
Skywave Wireless, Inc. $57,660.00
MARQUETTE-ADAMS TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE, INC. $55,378.00
yondoo Broadband LLC $54,833.80
Pioneer Long Distance, Inc. $50,994.00
All West Communications, Inc. $46,648.00
XIT Telecommunication & Technology $43,254.50
Corn Belt Telephone $42,237.00
WTC Communications, Inc. $40,845.20
Consortium 904 $40,470.00
MCC Network Services, LLC $36,204.00
Pinpoint Bidding Coalition $31,254.00
Wood County Telephone Company d/b/a Solarus $28,848.00
NMSURF, Inc. $26,964.00
KanOkla Telephone Association $26,538.00
Yucca Telecommunications Systems, Inc. $26,221.00
IdeaTek Telcom, LLC $23,590.60
Home Communications, Inc. $15,540.00
Barry Technology Services, LLC $14,502.00
LR Communications, Inc. $13,974.00
Farmers Mutual Cooperative Telephone Company $12,447.00
PVT NetWorks, Inc. $12,039.00
Baldwin Telecom, Inc. $11,370.00
H&B Communication’s, Inc. $11,301.60
NTS Communications, LLC $8,923.00
W. T. Services, Inc. $8,785.70
Computer Techniques, Inc. dba CTI Fiber $8,509.00
Sandhill Telephone Cooperative, Inc. $6,396.00
Taylor Telephone Coop., Inc. dba Taylor Telecom $5,466.00
Comcell Inc. $4,644.00
Peoples Communication, LLC. $4,140.00
Plateau Telecommunications, Inc. $3,150.00
Coleman County Telephone Cooperative, Inc. $3,142.80
Bloosurf, LLC $1,860.50
Wildstar $1,790.00
Unified Communications Inc. $1,604.00
Carolina West Wireless, Inc. $460.00

Footnotes

  1. I used OCR software to get these figures from the FCC’s press release. It’s possible there were transcription errors.

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