Charter Communications was the biggest winner in the latest round of funding awards made through the Florida Broadband Opportunity Program. The company is slated to receive approximately $14.3 million, which is almost a quarter of the $60 million awarded.
Charter won funding for eight projects in seven counties. All the awards call for the company to deploy fiber broadband supporting speeds of 1 Gbps symmetrically.
Twenty-two awards were announced in this round. Only two other providers won more than a single award.
Comcast won three awards totaling approximately $5.4 million and Conexon Connect won two awards totaling approximately $7.6 million.
Cox Communications won a single award for $5 million.
Several fixed wireless providers also won funding, as did LiveOak Fiber and Central Florida Electric Cooperative. The latter two companies plan to deploy fiber broadband.
The awards were announced a week ago, but the official announcement, which came from Florida governor Ron DeSantis, only showed the counties where the awards were made. Telecompetitor obtained information about which service providers would do the deployments from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.
According to that press release, more than $226 million has been awarded through the Broadband Opportunity Program for deployments targeting more than 250,000 homes and businesses in the state.
A complete list of the latest funding winners and information about their projects can be found at this link.
Updated to state that Charter won almost a quarter of total awards made