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§ 1.7008 Creation of broadband internet access service coverage maps.
(a) After consultation with the Federal Geographic Data Committee, the
Commission shall use the availability and quality of service data
submitted by providers in the Digital Opportunity Data Collection to
(1) The Broadband Map, which shall depict areas of the country that
remain unserved by providers and depict the extent of availability of
broadband internet access service;
(2) A map that depicts the availability of fixed broadband internet
access service; and
(3) A map that depicts the availability of mobile broadband internet
(b) The Commission shall use the maps created in paragraph (a) of this
section to determine areas where broadband internet access service is
and is not available and when making any funding award for broadband
internet access service deployment for residential and mobile
(c) Based on the most recent Digital Opportunity Data Collection
information collected from providers, the Commission shall update the
maps created in paragraph (a) of this section at least biannually using
the data collected from providers.
(d)(1) The Commission shall develop a process through which it can
collect verified data for use in the coverage maps from:
(i) State, local, and Tribal entities primarily responsible for mapping
or tracking broadband internet access service coverage in their areas;
(ii) Third parties, if the Commission determines it is in the public
interest to use their data in the development of the coverage maps or
the verification of data submitted by providers; and
(iii) Other Federal agencies.
(2) Such government entities and third parties shall follow the same
filing process as providers submitting their broadband internet access
service data in the Digital Opportunity Data Collection portal.
[ 85 FR 50907 , Aug. 18, 2020]
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