Fabric data will continue to improve with feedback implementation and process changes, said CostQuest CEO.
Broadband leaders have 'unrealistic expectations' for mapping accuracy, panel hears.
Communities should take initiative in building out networks without waiting for federal funding, panelists said.
Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said the second version of map fabric 'largely completed.'
FCC chairwoman said challenges to map data only a tiny fraction of locations identified.
The data only became publicly available after the deadline passed.
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.
The CRS report references a Broadband Breakfast Live Online event held in October.
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.
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.
CostQuest's CEO said states need to look at their vendors if they pose a problem challenging FCC map data.
'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.
'Local communities have a lot of data and knowledge that CostQuest and the FCC don’t have,' Dustin Loup said.
Some third parties are wondering about the terms on which they will be able to access the FCC's mapping fabric.
Officials on the panel said there was significant confusion among challengers regarding categories of challenges.
The FCC is looking to adapt its robocall methods for texts.
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.'
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Despite confidence in its mapping fabric, an FCC panel said the challenge process is important.
Fixed wireless providers will be given an opportunity to view data about their served regions ahead of fabric roll-out.
'It is all systems go,' the chairwoman said at a House Energy and Commerce hearing Thursday.
LightBox and CostQuest spoke to Broadband Breakfast after a decision to deny overturning the FCC's mapping contract selection.
The FCC has now confirmed more than half the $9.2 billion for the program.
The Government Accountability Office rejected LightBox's bid to protest CostQuest's award to build the map.
Service providers must submit their data by early autumn to be included in the agency’s upcoming national broadband map.
We'll look at the current state of broadband mapping and where it needs to be to successfully deploy broadband infrastructure.
Experts argue for significant changes in order for broadband mapping efforts to be successful.
WISPA holds first trade show in two years, which touched upon broadband infrastructure, mapping, spectrum and other topics.
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