Demand for an accurate and reliable map has now reached a pivotal juncture.
The new map allows users to track projects subsidized by the federal government.
Former President Trump will face heightened penalties for future, repeated violations of Facebook's and Meta's policies.
An agency official said states have asked for guidance on how to handle local challenges.
Signatories say the FCC's map is inaccurate and local governments don't have the resources to challenge it in time.
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.
The CRS report references a Broadband Breakfast Live Online event held in October.
The second map submission window opens January 3 and closes March 1.
Georgia will submit 167K location challenges within days and plans to submit tens of thousands more in early January 2023.
The FCC and industry have said there is a shortfall in rip and replace funding.
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.
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.
To correct for inevitable errors, the FCC is soliciting challenges to the map’s provider-submitted data.
The FCC said individuals will also be able to challenge its broadband fabric once the draft map is released.
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Earlier this month, the NTIA publicized its intention to negotiate a sole source contract with CostQuest Associates.
'Local communities have a lot of data and knowledge that CostQuest and the FCC don’t have,' Dustin Loup said.
Crowdsourced and bulk data are subject to a challenge process that has successfully eliminated crowdsourced data in the past.
Officials on the panel said there was significant confusion among challengers regarding categories of challenges.
A federal judge ruled that CostQuest made no misrepresentations in its bid for the FCC mapping contract.
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Despite confidence in its mapping fabric, an FCC panel said the challenge process is important.
The data will go toward improved maps, which the FCC chair said will be available by the fall.
The FCC has added crowdsourced data to its repertoire for accurate broadband maps.
The Commerce agency will hold pre-funding technical assistance hearings for infrastructure bill money starting this month.
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.
Accurate maps will allow federal dollars to target unserved and underserved areas.
Mapping will play an essential role in the success of the IIJA.
Three broadband experts on a Broadband Breakfast live event discussed data collection and specificity of mapping.
We'll look at the current state of broadband mapping and where it needs to be to successfully deploy broadband infrastructure.
The agency released a statement of objectives earlier this month.
Bluepeak is investing $25 million in a high-speed broadband network in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
And experts weigh in on the benefits of crowdsourcing data for better broadband maps.
Indigenous connectivity advocates said Native Americans should have control over their mapping data.