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FCC updates broadband map with new ISP data

2023-05-31 17:54 by
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The Federal Communications Commission has made it clear that its just-released newest broadband availability map is not the end product, but as chair Jessica Rosenworcel put it, "another step forward in its iterative effort to develop the best and most accurate broadband maps ever built in the United States."

The FCC broadband map is designed to show which providers offer service at every broadband serviceable location in the U.S. Information is collected twice yearly from service providers. The updated map is based on availability as of December 31, 2022.

"We called it a pre-production draft, because it had not been subjected to challenges from consumers, states, localities, Tribes, and other stakeholders," FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel said Tuesday of the November release. "The map we are releasing today reflects these challenges, as well as other improvements to the data we have been making since we launched our first public effort last year."

Previously, the FCC relied on data from 8.1 million census blocks for its coverage maps, assuming that if one location had high-speed broadband then all neighbors must as well. The new broadband coverage maps are far more granular, showing access results down to the level of 114 million homes and businesses across the country.

The new map shows that more than 8.3 million U.S. homes and businesses lack access to high-speed broadband (nearly 330,000 unserved locations more than the first version, or a 0.2% increase).

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