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Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF)

The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) is an FCC initiative designed to inject billions of dollars into the construction and operation of rural broadband networks. RDOF allocated $20.4 billion to bring high speed fixed broadband service to rural homes and small businesses that are underserved or unserved. 

Rural organizations and utilities will be receiving funds to build fiber-optic networks and deliver broadband access. Given the governmental nature of the funding, recipients will also have to test and demonstrate that they are effectively delivering the expected broadband services to subscribers. The need for transparency means a need for reliable and recognized testing solutions that can troubleshoot efficiently in the field while providing visibility into network quality and field project progress.  

Discover how EXFO’s leading optical test and measurement solutions can help.