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UPDATE: FCC Releases Report & Order on Broadband Data Collection

Policy Brief Updated Fcc Releases Report Order Page 1 232x300Washington, D.C. (August 15, 2019) - At the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) August 1 Open Meeting, the Commission approved a highly anticipated Report and Order and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the topic of broadband data collection and mapping. The Report and Order (Order) establishes the “Digital Opportunity Data Collection,” distinct from the current data collection process called Form 477, which will gather geospatial broadband service availability data to advance the goal of universal service.

In the Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Second Further Notice), the FCC asks stakeholders to respond to a variety of questions on the new Digital Opportunity Data Collection in order to enhance the “accuracy and usefulness of broadband deployment reporting.”

Click here or on the below image to read a Connected Nation Policy Brief that provides understanding of this Order. Please feel free to contact us if you have any question or concerns.