PSC Approves NUSF Support for Construction of Cellular Towers

PSC Approves NUSF Support for Construction of Cellular Towers
August 17th, 2022 | News Release

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 Watermeier.

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.

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