National Broadband Map Open for Public Challenges
Fort Bend County completed a Broadband Feasibility Study in 2022 to understand the current levels of internet service throughout the County and identify areas in need of improved infrastructure. The study also included a high-level design of a potential middle mile network to incentivize last mile providers to invest in connecting the residents of Fort Bend County. A key component to the potential future investment in broadband connectivity is to apply for funding through the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program, which will provide $42.45 billion to expand high-speed internet access across the United States.
One of the main tools to determine eligibility for this funding is the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) new National Broadband Map. The Map is currently available and seeking community input through a Public Challenge process. Residents can visit the FCC’s Broadband Data Collection website to view their home or businesses data and submit a challenge if there is any inaccuracies in either the location information (your address) or availability of coverage listed (service at your address).
For more information on how to submit a Public Challenge visit FCC National Broadband Map.
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