Residents of WNC should check and if needed, challenge the FCC maps; before January 13th.
The distribution of billions of dollars for broadband is predicated on accurate broadband mapping of the country.
The purpose of quality broadband maps is to identify which areas have inadequate broadband.
The FCC was given millions of dollars to create a national map.
They are now asking citizens to evaluate the FCC map.
A number of errors in the map have been identified by NC residents.
The issue is even more important in WNC due to the terrain.
Are the FCC maps accurate?
If the maps are not accurate, submit a challenge.
The FCC is asking that a review of their data be completed by January 13. Thus, it is important to move quickly to test your location(s) and to respond to the FCC.
See the attached PDF for instructions to lest your location(s).
States contend with short timeline for broadband map changes. Newsmemory.com. Published 2022. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://ashevillecitizentimes-nc.newsmemory.com/?publink=5f21eeae9_134874b