Broadband Infrastructure in the Twenty-First Century
Read USForward, a new Mattey Consulting report on how to sustain the future of the FCC's Universal Service Fund, published in conjunction with INCOMPAS, NTCA -the Rural Broadband Association, and the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition
Listen to a podcast "Inside the Connect America Fund with Carol Mattey"
The FCC's Connect America Fund and Rural Digital Opportunity Fund are providing close to $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.