Rural Broadband Mapping

Currently providers of fixed broadband are required to provide a list of all census blocks where fixed broadband service is currently available. Under this system, providers can report a census block as “served” or report updated speeds in an entire block when, only one specific location has access to broadband service or updated speeds. This system of reporting is particularly detrimental in assessing the needs for broadband in rural Georgia.

9th District Congressman Doug Collins continues to work with Federal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai to improve the reporting system. In a recent letter to Pai, Collins requested a more accurate and reliable reporting system as well as verification of provider reported broadband data speeds.

Rural broadband continues to receive considerable attention at the local, state and federal levels.

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Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Broadband is not a utility in which case its up to capitalism to provide broadband.

Gregs
Gregs

A public utility is whatever the base of the Republican party says it is. You’re going to pay for it and like it. They may even add a tax to your cellphone bill to subsidize the base and call it “rural capitalism subsidy”.