The next phase of broadband mapping is going to be very much state-driven, said panelists.
Demand for an accurate and reliable map has now reached a pivotal juncture.
'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.
They objected to being required to help build CostQuest’s database, but are unable to utilize database for their own benefit.
Despite confidence in its mapping fabric, an FCC panel said the challenge process is important.
The coalition will play a crucial role in broadband data as government implements the largest expenditure of broadband funds.
In the absence of reliable federal broadband mapping data, communities are taking matters into their own hands.