The Federal Communication Commission’s new National Broadband Map shows internet availability. Go to BroadbandMap.gov, search for your home or small business.
The National Broadband Map Challenge is Open through January 13, 2023
The Federal Communication Commission’s new National Broadband Map shows internet availability data nationwide, and for the first time, accepts input from consumers like you! Go to BroadbandMap.gov, search for your home or small business. If the reported service or speed is not available for purchase, submit a challenge to correct the map.
For assistance in utilizing the FCC National Broadband map to submit a challenge please see either the video linked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiFoxZKywv4 or visit the webpage https://help.bdc.fcc.gov/hc/en-us/articles/10475216120475-How-to-Submit-a-Location-Challenge- for more information.
Why participate in the challenge?
The FCC wants to make sure that all locations are represented on the National Broadband Map and that locations are accurate. Location data collected and corrected through the challenge process will determine federal broadband funding allocated to states.
The process also includes service availability challenges. Consumers can correct services not offered or reported speeds that are not available for purchase.
How is this process different from Centre County’s Internet Speed Survey?
Centre County’s Internet Speed Survey (now closed) was for data collection as part of the County’s Broadband Strategic Plan (https://www.centrecountypa.gov/2258/Broadband). The National Broadband Map depicts internet provider service coverage areas, addressable structures and provider-supplied available internet speeds by location across the United States.
Is there a mobile device option?
Yes. The FCC developed a Speed Test App which consumers can download. Data collected through the Speed Test App will be combined with other speed test data and may be used to create a challenge.
Watch a short video demonstration found here or email Broadband@centrecountypa.gov.