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Review FCC’s new broadband map

Friday, December 9, 2022 by Tai Moses

The city and county are working on reviewing the FCC’s new National Broadband Map, an interactive map that “shows where high-speed internet service is or is not available, based on information the FCC received from internet service providers.” County residents and business owners are urged to look up their addresses on the map to see if the information listed is accurate. If any of the list info is not correct, residents and businesses may file a challenge. As Travis County Commissioner Margaret Gómez pointed out, high-speed internet is critical for most people, yet, “in 2021, 32,347 homes in Travis County still did not have internet subscriptions, and 11,403 pre-K-12th grade students in the county did not have computers or internet subscriptions.” While the county is committed to improving internet access, reviewing the map thoroughly will “help us ensure internet availability in our county is documented correctly and help the FCC identify communities most in need.”

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