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A report that estimates that the FCC’s Form 477 data underrepresents by half the number of Americans that lack broadband access. The researchers drew their conclusions from a sample of more than 11,000 addresses and also determined that the FCC’s reporting flaw was greater in rural communities.
This analysis looks at the 18 states that, as of December 2021, have restrictions against municipal broadband networks, and the five that make such networks difficult to establish. The author also examines legislation in five states intended to ease restrictions to municipal broadband.
This resource clarifies the difference between speed and bandwidth and provides a tool to help consumers estimate the bandwidth needed for their household or business based on usage, priority (speed or price), and location.
An article that outlines the results of a study of terrestrial broadband internet availability in the United States, estimating that at least 42 million Americans do not have access to broadband, 6.5 percent more than the FCC’s estimate. BroadbandNow gives state-by-state figures for over-reporting and unserved Americans and offers suggestions for how the FCC can improve its data collection and mapping practices.
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