Your community needs your help! Recently, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a map showing broadband availability across the U.S. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will use this map to guide the distribution of funding for building broadband infrastructure through programs such as the $42.5 billion Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program. To make sure that the funding reaches the areas that need broadband most, residents and businesses are being asked to look at the map and verify the information is correct. The deadline for challenges to be filed is Friday, January 13, 2023, so time is running out! To do this, follow these three steps:
Through taking these three steps, you can do your part in getting funding to where broadband infrastructure is needed most. While the FCC intends to accept challenges to the data on a continuous basis, everyone is highly encouraged to submit their challenges by Friday, January 13, 2023 to impact the BEAD funding allocations.
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