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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released a draft of its new broadband maps. The maps will provide valuable data about the locations where high-speed internet is and is not available across the country.
You can search for your address and see the information about the fixed and mobile services that internet service providers report are available at your location. You can easily dispute or challenge the information shown on the map that you believe is inaccurate. An accurate map will help identify the unserved and underserved communities most in need of funding for high-speed internet infrastructure investments.
“This greater transparency will create market pressures on internet providers to improve their coverage. The new maps will also help policymakers more accurately target investments to expand broadband to unserved and underserved areas and close the digital divide,” said Jessica Rosenworcel – FCC Chairwoman.
The FCC also announced the launch of an updated version of the FCC Speed Test App that will enable users to quickly compare the performance and coverage of their mobile networks to that reported by their provider. The app allows users to submit their mobile speed test data in support of a challenge to a wireless service provider’s claimed coverage. New users can download the FCC Speed Test App in both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Existing app users should update the app to gain these new features. https://broadbandmap.fcc.gov/
A video explaining how to submit a challenge can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/fiFoxZKywv4