Sen. Lujan once again voiced concern that the FCC’s national broadband map contains major inaccuracies.
Inflation and 'looming recession' blamed for drop to $485 billion in 2023, down $12 billion from 2022 and $27 billion from 2021.
The letter says the current version of the FCC’s map is highly inaccurate.
The CRS report references a Broadband Breakfast Live Online event held in October.
Alan Davidson’s response to Daines, dated Tuesday, says the NTIA will combat overbuilding, but does not mention unlicensed spectrum.
Georgia will submit 167K location challenges within days and plans to submit tens of thousands more in early January 2023.
According to the Subcommittee Chairman Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., up to 37,000 locations in New Mexico are unaccounted for.
Panelists sought streamlined permitting processes on federal lands and in local communities, and reasonably priced pole access.
Sen. Mark Warner said last month he is working to pass a companion bill by year’s end.
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.
The coalition sent a letter to NTIA head Alan Davidson urging the agency to reconsider the policies outlined in the BEAD NOFO.
According to analysis, the middle class spends on average $69 per month on internet service.
Commercial mapping products are emerging as complementary resources for both industry and government players.
Beginning financial planning early and allow time to tweak statutes that may stand in the way of certain funding options.
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.
Local communities understand their own needs, said Arkansas’s Glen Howie.
Sen. Mark Warner said he is in discussions to push the bill to law this year.
Christopher Ali wrote a book about the failures of rural broadband policies and leadership last year.
The NTIA urged eligible entities to submit challenges to the FCC's broadband map by January 13, 2023.
The FCC said individuals will also be able to challenge its broadband fabric once the draft map is released.
In 2021, the FCC charged the council in its mission to prevent digital discrimination.
'There are just an incredible amount of even management positions that would be well-suited to develop through an apprentice program.'
Applications are due mid-November, state officials said, and awards will likely be announced by early December.
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'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.
'The way you close the digital divide is you build fiber to every single rural home,' Jonathan Chambers said.
'Community-anchor institutions have been and are the connective tissue that make delivering high-speed internet access possible,' he said.
To deploy the infrastructure itself, states must focus on user buy-in as well as network deployment.
Louisiana enjoys 'absolute alignment' between the governor, legislature, and local officials on closing the digital divide.
The CPF allows the state to contribute more money toward builds, the state official said.
Hurdles WISPs face include defining reliable service, regulatory burdens, and financial requirements, experts say.
There is a 'massive difference' between federal Form 477 data and state maps in Georgia and North Carolina
The company's president of broadband access and adoption initiatives lauded AT&T's public-private partnerships.
Officials on the panel said there was significant confusion among challengers regarding categories of challenges.
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.
The FCC and the NTIA have been working to get more Americans connected faster via the ACP.