WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) sent a letter with Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging the agency to fix its broadband map of Nevada which fails to provide an accurate and reliable depiction of broadband availability across the state. This mapping plays a major role in decisions about the distribution of broadband infrastructure funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Senators send letter to FCC about inaccurate Nevada broadband map

By Jessica Hill

Key Points:

  • The senators say the current map does not provide an accurate and reliable depiction of broadband availability in Nevada, which is important because the National Telecommunications and Information Administration uses that map to make decisions on broadband funding that was made available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
  • “When writing the broadband section of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, I worked to ensure that Nevadans in all corners of our state could have access to high-speed internet,” Rosen said in an email to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “Due to the FCC’s deeply flawed broadband maps, our state could lose out on millions of dollars in investments that I worked to secure for Nevada. I’m demanding that the FCC fix this issue immediately.”

Nevada Appeal: Nevada senators call on FCC to fix broadband map

Key Points:

  • The Nevada Democrats said the broadband map posted by the FCC doesn’t provide an accurate depiction of broadband availability in the state.
  • “This mapping plays a major role in decisions about the distribution of broadband infrastructure funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law,” they said.
  • Unless fixed, they said that could cost the state millions in funding designed to provide essential broadband service to Nevadans.

KOH Reno: Rosen Sends Letter Urging FCC to Fix Flawed Nevada Broadband Map

Reporter: U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen and Senator Catherine Cortez Masto have sent a letter to the FCC urging the agency to fix its broadband map of Nevada. The lawmakers say the FCC fails to provide an accurate and reliable depiction of broadband availability across the state, resulting in less funding for areas that truly need it. 

KTNV Las Vegas: Rosen Sends Letter Urging FCC to Fix Flawed Nevada Broadband Map

Reporter: U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen and Senator Catherine Cortez Masto are hoping to fix the Nevada broadband map. They sent a letter to the FCC in which they say it fails to provide an accurate and reliable depiction of broadband availability across our state. Now, this mapping plays a major role in broadband distribution and government infrastructure funding for the state. 

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https://www.rosen.senate.gov/2023/01/09/icymi-rosen-cortez-masto-send-letter-urging-fcc-to-fix-deeply-flawed-nevada-broadband-map/

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