The Federal Communications Commission recently released the draft of its new broadband maps and opened the mapping challenge process. PSATS urges township officials to look at the maps and share them with their residents. The maps show both fixed and mobile broadband coverage, which was submitted by broadband providers. Anyone can submit an online challenge with the new, easy-to-use maps. Click here to view the new maps. Township officials should be aware that the final version of the FCC map will directly determine the federal broadband funding that Pennsylvania and your community will receive.
The Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority and Penn State Extension are offering informational webinars on the FCC map on Monday, December 5 at 10 a.m. and Tuesday, December 6, at 2 p.m. The same information will be presented at both sessions. Learn more about the map and how it works, how the new maps will impact Pennsylvania, the challenge process, and how to submit data to Penn State and the Authority.
Here are links to register for the webinars: