News & Updates

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
Sep 13, 2022
CTF Kentucky Welcomes New Broadband Office Executive Director Meghan Sandfoss
FRANKFORT, KY – Connect The Future (CTF) Kentucky today welcomed the appointment of Meghan Sandfoss as