Broadband Mapping Problems

A GOA Report addressing the lack of broadband on tribal lands outlines the mapping problem. The full tribal lands report is HERE: Tribal BB In our September 2018 report on broadband access on tribal lands, we found that FCC collects broadband availability data from broadband providers, but its method for collecting the data does not accurately … Continue reading Broadband Mapping Problems

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Broadband Mapping Anger Boils Over

— Senate Commerce lawmakers and telecom industry witnesses were unified during a Thursday hearing in slamming the accuracy of the FCC broadband mapping that will dictate eligibility for billions of dollars of Mobility Fund subsidies intended to help companies build out wireless service. The FCC had extended the time period for challenging the map accuracy, … Continue reading Broadband Mapping Anger Boils Over

Thune Still Eyes Hearing On 5G Legislation

— Despite the clock running down on 2018, Thune says he's still trying to schedule a hearing on his STREAMLINE Small Cell Deployment Act, S. 3157, intended to ease the deployment of 5G infrastructure. The measure faces opposition from several organizations representing local and state governments. "I don't know if they're ever going to get … Continue reading Thune Still Eyes Hearing On 5G Legislation

Broadband On The Brain

— Senators are reiterating their frustrations about the digital divide this week, broaching the topic Wednesday at an Indian Affairs Committee hearing on tribal broadband gaps and poised to do so again today at a Senate Commerce hearing on rural broadband development. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) on Wednesday teased forthcoming legislation intended "to clarify that … Continue reading Broadband On The Brain

NTIA: We’re Working To Fix The Broadband Mapping Problem

The article is at Fierce Wireless There’s a lot going on out there that these [current] maps don’t cover,” David Redl, the NTIA’s administrator, said here during keynote remarks at the annual Competitive Carriers Association trade show. He noted that the regional and rural wireless network operators that make up the bulk of the CCA’s … Continue reading NTIA: We’re Working To Fix The Broadband Mapping Problem

Tech, Manufacturers Rally For Senate 5G Bill

— A coalition of 24 organizations is joining in a new letter today urging the Senate to advance the STREAMLINE Small Cell Deployment Act, S. 3157. The legislation from Senate Commerce Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) would put limits on how long local governments can take to review 5G wireless infrastructure applications … Continue reading Tech, Manufacturers Rally For Senate 5G Bill