News & Updates

Oct 30, 2023

Correcting the Record: Utilities’ False Claims That Pole Issues Do Not Impede Broadband Deployment

As the federal government distributes historic sums of broadband grants aimed at closing the digital divide, state and

Oct 19, 2023
Connect the Future Statement on Proposed FCC “Open Internet” Rules
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted in favor of adopting a Notice of
Aug 28, 2023
What They Are Saying: It’s Time to Act on Pole Access Reform
Public and private sector leaders agree: effective rules and regulations on pole access are urgently needed to ensure
Aug 21, 2023
CTF Highlights FROM THE FIELD: SUMMER 2023
With the federal government set to distribute more than $42 billion in Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD)
Jun 26, 2023
Connect The Future Statement on Historic BEAD Allocation
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Connect the Future (CTF) applauds state allocations announced today by the National
Jun 13, 2023
CTF Highlights from the Field: April & May 2023
From updated broadband maps and new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) nominations to congressional hearings and
May 24, 2023
Connect the Future Statement on FCC Nominations
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Connect the Future (CTF) applauded the White House’s nomination of Anna Gomez to serve on the
May 8, 2023
Correcting the Record: Pole Attachments
House Energy and Commerce Committee, Communications and Technology Subcommittee Legislative Hearing: “Breaking
Apr 19, 2023
CTF Letter to House Committee on Energy & Commerce – Poles and Broadband
Dear Chairman Rodgers, Ranking Member Pallone, Chairman Latta, and Ranking Member Matsui: As you may know, Connect the
Apr 17, 2023
CTF HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE FIELD: JANUARY, FEBRUARY & MARCH 2023
It’s been a busy start to 2023, as Connect the Future continues to educate policymakers and other key stakeholders
Mar 20, 2023
Pole Disputes Delay High-Speed Internet Access in South Carolina for Over a Year
Over 2,000 South Carolinians in York County are without broadband connectivity because York Electric Cooperative
Feb 24, 2023
What They Are Saying: Responses to Senator Thune Letter
Connect the Future and other broadband supporters have submitted responses to Senator John Thune’s (R-SD) request
Jan 23, 2023
CTF HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE FIELD: November & December 2022
Connect the Future closed out 2022 with another strong push for federal and state action around utility pole access,
Jan 18, 2023
CTF Submits Response to Senator Thune’s Request for Comments on the Efficient & Effective Use of Federal Broadband Funding
Connect the Future (CTF) submitted an official response to a December 2022 letter from Senator John Thune (R-SD),
Jan 4, 2023
Patty Judge: Broadband Reforms Are Key to Connecting Rural America
“To ensure that critical federal broadband funds are maximized for broadband expansion to unserved communities, we
Dec 9, 2022
Rural Broadband Champions Support Quick FCC Action on Utility Poles at CTF Webinar Event
Billions of dollars in federal funding are now available to deliver connectivity to the millions of Americans who
Dec 8, 2022
CTF Commends Senator Thune for Highlighting Pole Access Issues in Nationwide Broadband Oversight Effort
Connect the Future (CTF) applauded Senator John Thune (R-SD), ranking member of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on
Nov 15, 2022
CTF Highlights from the Field: August, September & October 2022
As we head toward the end of the year, our supporters remain more determined than ever to unleash the benefits of
Oct 20, 2022
CTF Applauds Wicker, McMorris Rodgers for Urging NTIA to Streamline Pole Permitting Process for BEAD Program
Connect the Future (CTF) applauded Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce,
Oct 4, 2022
Getting Dubois County, Indiana Connected Faster
A public-private partnership in Dubois County, Indiana is using critical, limited public funds to accelerate broadband
Aug 29, 2022
CTF SUBMITS REPLY COMMENTS ON PROPOSED FCC POLE ACCESS RULES
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Connect the Future (CTF) filed official reply comments last Friday in response to the Federal
Aug 1, 2022
Internet Service Providers Across the Country Share Stories About Pole Access Issues
Too many unserved households, small businesses, and schools are still awaiting connectivity due to excessive costs and
Jul 25, 2022
CTF HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE FIELD: MAY, JUNE & JULY 2022
Government officials in Washington and across the country have taken note of the barriers to broadband deployment,
Jul 13, 2022
CTF Announces 2022 Rural Broadband Champions
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Connect the Future (CTF) today announced the recipients of its 2022 Rural Broadband Champions
Jun 27, 2022
CTF Submits Official Comments on Proposed FCC Pole Access Rules
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Connect the Future (CTF) today filed official comments – signed by over 20 supporter
Jun 23, 2022
CTF Encouraged by NTIA’s Broadband Funding Guidance
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), responsible for the distribution of $45 billion
May 23, 2022
CTF HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE FIELD: MARCH & APRIL 2022
Spring is in full bloom and Connect the Future (CTF) remains focused on removing barriers that can halt or hinder
May 16, 2022
Patty Judge: FCC Pole Attachments Proceeding Will Help Boost Connectivity Across America
Broadband Breakfast | 5/16/22 My home state of Iowa ranks 45th in the country when it comes to the share of people