Broadband service provides a vital link for public safety, business, education, economic development, and healthcare. The expansion of broadband services is a must not a want. Residents of Cambria County are being asked to participate, review and challenge, if necessary, the FCC’s broadband map information. This review needs to be completed by January 13, 2023.
The FCC’s National Broadband Map (https://broadbandmap.fcc.gov/home) has information pertaining to where broadband services are located across the country. The FCC link provides information on broadband providers, connectivity speeds and technologies available for delivery. Through the link, residents may also challenge or dispute information that may be inaccurate or out-of-date.
Underserved and unserved residents of Cambria County is a integral part of information needed to for reliable broadband services to be enabled.
The information on underserved and unserved areas of the state will have a significant impact on funding that Pennsylvania receives from broadband projects from the Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment program. Challenging and disputing information by January 13 will help us make sure we get the funding needed for essential broadband access.