Broadband Infrastructure in the Twenty-First Century



Mattey Consulting LLC provides strategic and public policy advisory services to broadband providers, governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and other entities active in the telecommunications arena, with a particular focus on government funding for broadband deployment.  


Carol Mattey participated in a panel discussion "10 Years: The FCC's National Broadband Plan -- A Look Back and Forward" at the Incompas Policy Summit 2020 on March 3, 2020. 

Carol Mattey spoke on a panel session "Rural Digital Opportunity Fund: What Bidding States Might Want to Think About" at the NARUC Winter Policy Summit on February 8, 2020.

Listen to a podcast "Inside the Connect America Fund with Carol Mattey"


The Connect America Fund provides $4.5 billion annually in federal funding to subsidize the cost of broadband service, fixed and mobile, in rural areas of the country that are expensive to serve. Carol Mattey led FCC initiatives to create and implement the Connect America Fund.


Carol Mattey, founder of Mattey Consulting LLC, has over 30 years of experience as a senior executive in the U.S. government, consultant and lawyer focusing on communications public policy. From 2010 to 2017, Carol was Deputy Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission, focusing on the FCC’s  ongoing initiatives to reform over $9 billion in annual federal spending known as the Universal Service Fund, which supports broadband connectivity for rural areas, schools, libraries, healthcare providers and low-income consumers. She led the development and implementation of the Connect America Fund to extend broadband to unserved areas of the United States. Carol is recognized as one of the country’s leading experts on USF regulation and policy. 



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