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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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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Ex parte to the FCC regarding broadband mapping


January 15, 2021

SHLB met with the FCC to suggest that any upcoming broadband maps should include community anchor institutions.


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Letter to Congress regarding broadband mapping and 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


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Ex parte letter to the FCC regarding broadband mapping
October 6, 2020

SHLB met with the FCC to support including broadband data about anchor institutions in new broadband maps.


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Comments to the FCC regarding mapping


September 8, 2020

SHLB's comments ask the Commission to collect and publish broadband maps that include community anchor institutions.


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Key Documents

National Broadband Map


March 2020
Broadband DATA Act


Broadband Mapping Policy Group

Meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 2 ET


Jenny Miller
Education SuperHighway

Bill Johnson
The Sanborn Mapping Company, AppGeo Division

Meeting Notes

SHLB Members Only