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.
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.