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Revised as of September 1, 2021
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§ 1.7008 Creation of broadband internet access service coverage maps.
(a) After consultation with the Federal Geographic Data Committee, the
Commission shall use the availability and quality of service data
submitted by providers in the Digital Opportunity Data Collection to
(1) The Broadband Map, which shall depict areas of the country that
remain unserved by providers and depict the extent of availability of
broadband internet access service;
(2) A map that depicts the availability of fixed broadband internet
access service; and
(3) A map that depicts the availability of mobile broadband internet
(b) The Commission shall use the maps created in paragraph (a) of this
section to determine areas where broadband internet access service is
and is not available and when making any funding award for broadband
internet access service deployment for residential and mobile
(c) Based on the most recent Digital Opportunity Data Collection
information collected from providers, the Commission shall update the
maps created in paragraph (a) of this section at least biannually using
the data collected from providers.
(d)(1) The Commission shall collect verified data for use in the
coverage maps from:
(i) State, local, and Tribal entities primarily responsible for mapping
or tracking broadband internet access service coverage in their areas;
(ii) Third parties, if the Commission determines it is in the public
interest to use their data in the development of the coverage maps or
the verification of data submitted by providers; and
(iii) Other Federal agencies.
(2) To the extent they choose to file verified data, such government
entities and third parties shall follow the same filing process as
providers submitting their broadband internet access service data in
the Digital Opportunity Data Collection portal.
(3) Providers shall review the verified data submitted by governments
and third parties in the online portal, work with the submitter to
resolve any coverage discrepancies, make any corrections they deem
necessary based on such review, and submit any updated data to the
Commission within 60 days of the date that the provider is notified
that the data has been submitted in the online portal by the government
entity or third party.
[ 85 FR 50907 , Aug. 18, 2020, as amended at 86 FR 18162 , Apr. 7, 2021]
Goto Section: 1.7007 | 1.7009
Goto Year: 2020 |
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