Posted by cageymaru 5:15 PM (CST)
Friday December 07, 2018
The FCC is launching an investigation into major carriers who are accused of Mobility Fund mapping rule violations. These carriers may have submitted incorrect coverage area maps. The FCC seeks to allocate up to $4.53 billion over the next decade to advance 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) high-speed mobile broadband service in rural areas that would not be served without government support.
"My top priority is bridging the digital divide and ensuring that Americans have access to digital opportunity regardless of where they live, and the FCC's Mobility Fund Phase II program can play a key role in extending high-speed Internet access to rural areas across America," said Chairman Pai. "In order to reach those areas, it's critical that we know where access is and where it is not. A preliminary review of speed test data submitted through the challenge process suggested significant violations of the Commission's rules. That's why I've ordered an investigation into these matters. We must ensure that the data is accurate before we can proceed."