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.
Comments of the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition in
Response to NTIA’s Proposed BEAD Challenge Process Guidance
May 5, 2023
SHLB-Danielle Thumann ex parte
March 22, 2023
Broadband Truth Mapping Methodologies for FCC
March 20, 2023
SHLB and ALA Ask the FCC to Put Anchor Institutions on the National Broadband Map
Missing Pieces: How the FCC’s Broadband Map Misrepresents Public Libraries
January 28, 2023
January 15, 2021
SHLB met with the FCC to suggest that any upcoming broadband maps should include community anchor institutions.
December 1, 2020
The SHLB Coalition proposed that Congress should only provide full funding for new FCC broadband maps if the maps include community anchor institutions
October 6, 2020
SHLB met with the FCC to support including broadband data about anchor institutions in new broadband maps.
September 8, 2020
SHLB's comments ask the Commission to collect and publish broadband maps that include community anchor institutions.
Broadband Mapping Policy Group
Meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 2 ET
The Sanborn Mapping Company, AppGeo Division
SHLB Members Only