State officials are encouraging everyone to check out the recently released National Broadband Map compiled by the Federal Communications Commission and provide feedback to improve the map’s accuracy.
The FCC released the new map last month, which allows users to search by street address where providers make high-speed internet access services available and where they do not. The map is a draft version of the National Broadband Map. The FCC is seeking public input to verify its accuracy before the map is finalized.
The new map shows information on fixed internet service by provider name, service technology type (e.g., fiber, copper, satellite) and the maximum advertised speed offered at the location. Mobile wireless service also is shown by technology type (e.g., 3G, 4G, LTE, 5G).
By entering a physical address on the FCC’s National Broadband Map, residents, business owners and internet service providers can verify whether or not the access information for the address is correct or challenge what is reported. Challenges to the map must be filed by Jan. 13, 2023, so Kentuckians are advised to check their home or business address soon for location and service accuracy.
To review the maps, go to broadbandmap.fcc.gov and enter your street address.
Public participation will improve the accuracy of the map, which will result in federal funding for high-speed internet expansion being targeted to the areas of Kentucky that most need it.