PSC Approves Support for Construction of Cellular Towers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PSC APPROVES NUSF SUPPORT FOR
CONSTRUCTION OF CELLULAR TOWERS
Lincoln, August 17, 2022 – The Nebraska Public Service Commission
(PSC) has approved two Orders (NUSF-92.61 & NUSF-92.62)
providing approximately $7.8 million dollars in funding for the
construction of 15 cellular towers through the Nebraska Universal
Service Fund (NUSF) dedicated wireless fund program.
“The continued funding of cell towers through NUSF is another
example of our efforts to improve communication in the unserved
and underserved areas of our state,” said Commission Chair Dan
U.S. Cellular Corporation (NUSF-92.61) will receive $5,114,091 in
grant funding to support the building of 11 tower sites near the
communities of Ponca, Elmwood, Murray, Ayr, Brainard, Edgar,
Adams, Newcastle, Tobias, Cedar Rapids and Niobrara.
N.E., Colorado Cellular, Inc., d/b/a Viaero Wireless (NUSF-92.62)
was awarded $2,675,805 in grant funding to support the building
of four towers in rural areas near Filley, DeWitt, Goehner, and Diller.
Commissioner Chair Watermeier said, “We look forward to following
the buildout of these projects and the resulting services they will provide."
The PSC allocated eight million dollars in Wireless Fund Program
support for the 2022 NUSF funding year. ###
Deb Collins- Media & Communications Mgr.