COMMENTS: WGA appreciates FCC attention to concerns about broadband data and mapping

The Western Governors’ Association (WGA) appreciates the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) attention to concerns regarding the issue of census block-based reporting. In Oct. 10, 2019 outreach to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, WGA noted its previous comments on challenges associated with the agency's broadband data and mapping that tended to overstate broadband availability in larger, rural census blocks common in western states. The FCC subsequently addressed this issue, and others raised by WGA, in the Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Establishing the Digital Opportunity Data Collection and Modernizing the FCC Form 477 Data Program. Read, download letter.

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