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ACA Filing Highlights National Broadband Map, Connect America Fund Controversy

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Tier 2 cable service provider Cable One says it provides broadband service in 338 census blocks where an unnamed price cap carrier claims there is no broadband. The information was part of a filing made by the American Cable Association, which represents smaller U.S. cable companies. According to the ACA, similar data was submitted by...Learn More

Upgraded National Broadband Map Draws on Broader Database

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The National Telecommunications and Information Administration on Friday announced the completion of its twice-yearly update of the National Broadband Map. Initially launched just over a year ago, the interactive map is now based on a searchable database of more than 20 million records collected from broadband providers on a state-by-state basis. “The map has proven...Learn More

NTIA Enhances National Broadband Map for Mobile Devices, App Developers

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Accessible via mobile devices, the National Broadband Map (NBM) has been enhanced to make it easier for users to search for broadband availability, summarize and rank data and view a map of community anchor institutions, the NTIA/FCC announced on the NBM website Friday. Updated every six months, the NBM is part of the NTIA’s State...Learn More

Latest Use of National Broadband Map Leaves a Lot To Be Desired

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Two FCC officials tried this week to drum up support for the commission’s plan to reform the Universal Service program by issuing a map they said “shows with striking clarity that large swaths of our nation are being bypassed by the broadband revolution.” But some of us might not find that clarity to be as...Learn More

National Broadband Map Receives First Major Update

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The National Telecommunications and Information Administration yesterday rolled out what it called “the first significant update” of the National Broadband Map since it was unveiled in February. The move comes as part of a planned twice-yearly update of the interactive map, which was created—in part—with funding from the broadband stimulus program. The map has new...Learn More

National Broadband Map: A Work in Progress

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There have been a lot of grumblings about inaccuracies in the National Broadband Map released earlier this year, including some from Telecompetitor readers. This week, ID Insight, an organization that independently tracks broadband availability, issued a formal critique of the map that attempts to quantify the map’s inaccuracies. ID Insight maintains a database about nationwide...Learn More

Broadband.com Hopes to Build On National Broadband Map Data

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When the National Telecommunications and Information Agency released its interactive National Broadband Map last month, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski invited web developers to use the map’s open application programming interfaces to create new applications drawing on the map data. Just a month later, voice and Internet services provider Bandwidth.com has done just that,...Learn More

Much Interest in National Broadband Map, Questions Remain

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The FCC’s National Broadband Map (NBM) elicited a dramatic response on its inaugural day Feb. 17: website requests averaged more than 1,000 per second, FCC Geographic Information Officer Michael Byrne wrote on the NBM blog. The map aims to increase transparency and understanding of broadband infrastructure and technology across the US, “empowering consumers, researchers, policy...Learn More

National Broadband Map Unveiled, Anchor Institutions Underserved?

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Considering that the nation’s new interactive broadband map contains 25 million data points that can be searched in numerous ways, it’s impossible to devise a headline that summarizes what the new map reveals about the state of broadband deployment in the U.S. today. Instead the telecompetitor community will find it more interesting to check out...Learn More

National Broadband Map to be Unveiled February 17th

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One edict of the broadband stimulus program was to document and map broadband availability for the entire country. One of the criticisms of the stimulus program was that actual and accurate broadband availability data was lacking, making the identification of unserved and underserved territories difficult. Up to $350 million was allocated in the original $7.2...Learn More

Fastest Average U.S. Download Speeds by Carrier: Upstarts, Cable, Fios Top BroadbandNow List

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Stealth Communications, a competitive carrier providing service to businesses in New York City, offers the fastest average download speeds of the top 40 carriers in the U.S., according to new research from BroadbandNow, a company formed to fill in gaps left behind when the government cut back on funding for the interactive National Broadband Map....Learn More

Frontier Touts Early Achievement of CAF Buildout Requirements for Rural Broadband

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Frontier said today that it has deployed broadband to 40% of the locations in nine states for which the company accepted Connect America Fund (CAF) dollars, putting the company ahead of schedule in meeting CAF buildout requirements. Those requirements call for the 40% milestone to be reached by the end of 2017, Frontier noted. The...Learn More

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