...to help with BEAD funding.
Broadband Breakfast hosted a virtual panel with state broadband offices on Wednesday. The eight states represented overwhelmingly agreed they need help from the community to identify underserved and unserved locations.
State broadband offices have to compile lists of locations eligible for funding based on the FCC’s National Broadband Map. But they also rely on a challenge process to receive feedback from local organizations and providers to help ensure funding goes to the people and areas that need it most.
Federal funding and state offices are great, but if we want better internet and services for our neighborhoods and communities, we’ve got to help provide accurate, data-driven information.
Not sure how to get involved? Broadband.money has a great index of state broadband offices, their websites, and what stage of funding they’re at. Check it out!