MANCHIN PUSHING FOR NEW FCC ACTION GOVERNING BROADBAND COVERAGE

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin yesterday, announced that he was a co-sponsor of the Map Improvement Act of 2019 to ensure that federal funding for broadband coverage expansion goes to the places where it is most needed. States like West Virginia rely on federal funding for broadband improvements, and in order to achieve this, Manchin says we need accurate data that correctly depicts the coverage people are actually experiencing. The legislation Manchin says, will establish a standardized methodology for collecting and mapping fixed and mobile broadband coverage in a consistent and robust manner, and require the FCC to establish a validated public feedback mechanism.

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