States facing difficulties collecting coverage data may have more time to present challenges.
Signatories say the FCC's map is inaccurate and local governments don't have the resources to challenge it in time.
The amount of funding to each state is based upon the FCC maps — which are clearly flawed.
The Broadband Breakfast Report for January 2023 lays out the things to know about the challenge process.
Panelists compared the FCC's process to flying a plane while it's being built.
Cities and states are still in the midst of challenging the accuracy of the FCC's maps.
The letter says the current version of the FCC’s map is highly inaccurate.
Some fear that state offices will lack the necessary resources to fully participate in the fabric challenge process.
Georgia will submit 167K location challenges within days and plans to submit tens of thousands more in early January 2023.
The report did not find a significant discrepancy for plans advertising speeds of 125 Mbps or slower.
Alan Davidson admitted he was “incredibly uncomfortable” with the January 13 deadline
According to the Subcommittee Chairman Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., up to 37,000 locations in New Mexico are unaccounted for.
While some will "cash out," other state broadband officials will seek the full measure of federal broadband infrastructure funds due.
Service providers that use GIS applications are able to reduce design time by 80 percent.
The BEAD timeline looms large for many who worry that two months is insufficient time to correct the map.
The commission published the initial draft of its map Friday, unleashing a storm of controversy in the industry circles.
Commercial mapping products are emerging as complementary resources for both industry and government players.
Critics said that no one knows how thoroughly the map’s inaccuracies can be corrected before BEAD allocations must be made.
To correct for inevitable errors, the FCC is soliciting challenges to the map’s provider-submitted data.
CostQuest's CEO said states need to look at their vendors if they pose a problem challenging FCC map data.
The FCC said individuals will also be able to challenge its broadband fabric once the draft map is released.
WISPA’s letter notes that many of its member are small providers that serve sparsely populated areas.
'There are serious questions about whether a strong, effective label is achievable with a 2–2 Commission'
'If…you’re leasing that data from a private entity, you can’t just hand it over to another private entity.'
Earlier this month, the NTIA publicized its intention to negotiate a sole source contract with CostQuest Associates.
ISPs have begun selling home network equipment themselves, which has become popular.
'Local communities have a lot of data and knowledge that CostQuest and the FCC don’t have,' Dustin Loup said.
Florida A&M University, the University of the Virgin Islands and Morgan State University will measure broadband speeds in underserved communities.
Some third parties are wondering about the terms on which they will be able to access the FCC's mapping fabric.
Crowdsourced and bulk data are subject to a challenge process that has successfully eliminated crowdsourced data in the past.
There is a 'massive difference' between federal Form 477 data and state maps in Georgia and North Carolina
Officials on the panel said there was significant confusion among challengers regarding categories of challenges.
Incorporating equitable processes and outcomes from the start is crucial to avoid perpetuating continued inequalities.
The company says its map is based on millions of M-Lab speed tests conducted over a six-month period.
They objected to being required to help build CostQuest’s database, but are unable to utilize database for their own benefit.
A federal judge ruled that CostQuest made no misrepresentations in its bid for the FCC mapping contract.
'Using the right information at the right time, we’re going to get to a better place.'
Better and more up-to-date information can come from harmonizing existing data sets, updated whenever a given map has new information.
Learn how your ISP and community can avoid the broadband mapping trainwreck.
Despite confidence in its mapping fabric, an FCC panel said the challenge process is important.