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FCC shares disbursement strategy for $20B rural-broadband fund
Considering its unreliable coverage maps, the FCC says it will first fund projects where it's confident broadband service is absent, then use new data to fill the gaps.
House passes two broadband mapping bills after FCC acknowledges errors
The bills aim to fix the FCC's data-collection and mapping processes and would make it illegal for companies to knowingly submit inaccurate coverage data.
FCC announces $9 billion 5G auction to replace Mobility Fund Phase II
The FCC has confirmed through testing that carrier coverage maps are inaccurate and announced a new funding program for the next generation of wireless.
FCC's Pai proposes $950M to 'storm-harden' broadband in the Caribbean
The funding would be distributed to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands over 10 years to build faster and more resilient internet infrastructure.
Court rejects FCC order bypassing 5G build reviews on tribal lands
Telecommunications companies will need to pass environmental and historical reviews before installing wireless equipment, after all.
FCC vastly overrepresents broadband coverage in Pennsylvania, report shows
A report published by a state legislative agency uses 11 million speed tests throughout the state to tell a different story than the one told by the FCC.
FCC's annual broadband report criticized for 'inconsistent' methodology
The FCC's 2019 Broadband Deployment Report concludes that access is expanding, but experts say the way the commission collects data is fundamentally flawed.
FCC announces $20 billion for rural broadband providers, schedules third 5G auction
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said the new fund will bring internet access to 4 million homes. He also announced a new 5G spectrum auction, to be held Dec. 10.
How skeptics called Big Telecom's bluff on broadband coverage maps
An unreliable map spurred an investigation that included one researcher who drove more than 7,000 miles, recruited a Bulgarian app developer, and forced the FCC ask a lot of questions.