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Aristotle to Receive FCC Funds for Rural Broadband Development

On March 10th, 2022, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that Aristotle Unified Communications in the next group of nationwide winning bidders authorized to receive funds in the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) Phase I auction. Aristotle’s award will enable deployment of broadband into historically unserved rural areas of Arkansas, Mississippi, and Illinois by 2027.
Throughout its 25 years in business, Aristotle has been committed to bringing broadband connectivity to rural communities,” Aristotle President, Elizabeth Bowles, said. “This award will facilitate more rapid deployment of broadband into areas such as the Arkansas Delta that have historically been overlooked by phone companies and large broadband providers.”

Rural Digital Opportunity Fund 

The FCC is preparing to release over $640 million as part of the RDOF Phase 1 program, which will benefit 26 states. The RDOF auction is part of a broader commitment by the FCC to improve the state of broadband in rural America. To date, the RDOF program has announced over $4.7 Billion in broadband funding for nearly 300 carriers in 47 states and serving over 2.6 million locations.  
“Today’s funding will help connect hundreds of thousands of Americans to high-speed, broadband internet service,” said FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel.  “As we approve this funding, we remain committed to making sure that this program serves areas that truly need broadband and funds carriers that can do the job.” 

 Aristotle Unified Communications (AUC) is an Internet Service Provider and Voice-Over-IP Phone systems provider with headquarters in Little Rock, Arkansas. 


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