NTCA Comments on NTIA Voluntary Collection of Broadband Availability Maps

On June 20, 2019, NTCA filed comments in response to the request from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). NTIA is currently seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to collect voluntary data that would be used to create a national map of broadband availability.  NTCA voiced support for the creation of a single nationwide coverage map, but urged NTIA to "provide clearer guidelines regarding the methods that will be deemed acceptable to us when measuring and collecting the data" as well as to consider "a process to reconcile, validate or challenge the date prior to the publication of such data in a map."

NTIA Voluntary Collection of Broadband Availability Data, NTIA Request for Comment, FR Docket NO. 2019-10506