The federal administration has allocated $42.45 billion nationwide to expand high speed internet to areas in need. States, and then counties, will be competing for their shares. The map forms the basis for funding of underserved areas. It must accurately show the gaps to assure that federal funding is directed where it is needed.The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has created a map to identify areas that lack internet access, and that map is out for public review until January 13, 2023.
Town residents are urged to review the National Broadband Map created by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) in order to bring more funding to our region. This map will help to determine whether locations are eligible for support to expand broadband, and what share of a $42.5 billion broadband investment will come our way.
Residents and business owners alike can look up their address on the FCC Map and see if the information listed is accurate. All challenges are due January 13, 2023.
The FCC will use this data to calculate funding allocated to help pay for high-speed internet projects throughout our rural communities which would otherwise be unaffordable for individuals, so accurate information is important!
Even if the state or county is filing a challenge for your address, we have been informed that multiple challenges for unserved locations is crucial to accessing funding. Please file a challenge for your location if you know you are unserved.