'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.
State officials discussed working with academic, community and industry partners to craft its broadband maps.
The new FCC requirements in the broadband data collection program are important to meet the nation’s connectivity goals.
One trade group warns about providers leaving the program if data collection too onerous.
With FCC maps promised soon, some states are preparing to possibly challenge them by making their own.
'The efforts that have been done in the past have been a great foundation.'
Measurement Lab said research it has conducted can show when there are network performance issues.
The data will go toward improved maps, which the FCC chair said will be available by the fall.
The coalition will play a crucial role in broadband data as government implements the largest expenditure of broadband funds.
The tutorials are designed to assist filers in the ongoing effort to create updated broadband maps.
In the absence of reliable federal broadband mapping data, communities are taking matters into their own hands.
Ookla can help your community get the funding you need to provide access for all to the digital economy.
The FCC has a September deadline for mapping data it will begin collecting at the end of June.
One of the most helpful things a state broadband director can do for themselves is pick up the phone.
T-Mobile was also named the most consistent mobile operator and topped 5G download speeds.
Montana’s chief data officer believes 2026 is too early for state mapping to be completed and funding requests submitted.
'It is all systems go,' the chairwoman said at a House Energy and Commerce hearing Thursday.
The key to states' success on infrastructure builds lies in the analysis of the data they collect.
The FCC has added crowdsourced data to its repertoire for accurate broadband maps.
LightBox and CostQuest spoke to Broadband Breakfast after a decision to deny overturning the FCC's mapping contract selection.
The FCC hopes companies will make it easier for consumers to choose a broadband plan that fits their needs.
Advocates say strict compliance requirements may economically harm small providers.
Bill Price discussed the work of LightBox in ensuring that states receive funding to close the digital divide.
The Government Accountability Office rejected LightBox's bid to protest CostQuest's award to build the map.
Alan Davidson applauded the FCC's effort in getting better broadband maps.
Service providers must submit their data by early autumn to be included in the agency’s upcoming national broadband map.
Community broadband data can be collected by harnessing the power of the individual.