Broadband maps to be complete by fall

Federal Communications Commission Chair Jessica Rosenworcel recently told the House Committee on Energy and Commerce that updated broadband maps will be done by this fall. Accurate mapping will ensure grant funds are awarded to projects that extend service to unserved and underserved areas of the country.

The maps are mandated by the Broadband DATA Act and are essential for determining how to distribute federal broadband dollars. Completing updated maps has proven difficult following a host of delays.

After the maps are completed, stakeholders will have the opportunity to examine the accuracy of the maps.