As time runs out, Pittsburgh-area counties file thousands of challenges to FCC broadband maps

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

January 13, 2023

By: Kris B. Mamula

Time’s running out for local governments to make their last pitches for a bonanza in federal internet expansion funding.

Challenges to the Federal Communications Commission address maps and broadband availability in the U.S. are due Friday.

Pennsylvania counties have been mounting challenges to the accuracy of the maps so they get a fair share of $42.45 billion in federal Broadband Equity Access and Deployment money. The funds will be used to bring the digital age to people with service that crawls or who don’t yet have internet access.


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