Broadband For All Americans
The federal government spends billions of dollars each year to promote broadband deployment in unserved areas. More accurate maps will help locate unserved communities and ensure that government broadband funding achieves the goal of broadband for all Americans.
A Better Broadband Map
The FCC’s new effort to develop new broadband maps is underway. When fully completed in spring 2023, the map will identify broadband gaps and uncork billions of dollars of federal grants from the 2021 infrastructure bill to fund projects to close the digital divide. Together, location fabric data and improved FCC Form 477 data will create the new broadband map.
Key Dates in the Broadband Mapping Process
September 1, 2022
Broadband providers complete initial Broadband Data Collection submission to FCC
September 12, 2022
FCC opens bulk challenge process to the Location Fabric
FCC releases preliminary version of Broadband Deployment Map FCC opens individual challenge process to Location Fabric and Broadband Deployment Map
FCC releases second version of the Location Fabric
Broadband providers complete second Broadband Data Collection submission to FCC
FCC releases initial version of Broadband Funding Map
FCC releases second version of Broadband Deployment Map (April/May)