Broadband Mapping

The Broadband DATA Act (DATA Act) passed by Congress in March of 2021 directs the FCC to publish a national broadband map to identify areas that need additional broadband funding. Unfortunately, the first version of the FCC’s National Broadband Map (Map) issued in November 2022 effectively excludes most CAIs, which could mean that CAIs are not eligible to receive upgrades to gigabit connectivity. 

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Library Materials for the BEAD State Challenge Process

February 15, 2024

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Comments of the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition in
Response to NTIA’s Proposed BEAD Challenge Process Guidance

May 5, 2023

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SHLB-Danielle Thumann ex parte 


March 22, 2023

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Broadband Truth Mapping Methodologies for FCC


March 20, 2023

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SHLB and ALA Ask the FCC to Put Anchor Institutions on the National Broadband Map


​February 7,2023



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Missing Pieces: How the FCC’s Broadband Map Misrepresents Public Libraries


January 28, 2023 

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Key Documents

National Broadband Map


March 2020
Broadband DATA Act