— FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel took aim at two new broadband reports issued by the agency Wednesday, one measuring deployment in Indian Country and the other focused on veterans’ access to high-speed internet. Both reports, she said, came more than a month after their deadline under the RAY BAUM’S Act.
— The tribal broadband report finds that residents of tribal lands have lower rates of both fixed and mobile broadband connectivity than their non-tribal counterparts. But Rosenworcel points out the report relies on data the Government Accountability Office previously concluded leads to overstating service on tribal lands. “This is unacceptable,” Rosenworcel said. “The FCC needs to do better.” According to the report, the FCC intends to launch a proceeding to help close the broadband gap on tribal lands.
Source: POLITICO Morning Tech