Reinventing Broadband Mapping:
Closing the Digital Divide
Presented on Thursday, March 21, 2019
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USTelecom, ITTA, WISPA and a diverse consortium of companies and associations announced a new initiative to better map broadband deployment nationwide and help close the digital divide.
The Broadband Mapping Initiative, beginning with a pilot program in Virginia and Missouri, will result in the most sophisticated and detailed map of broadband availability in the nation that will help policymakers and industry to more efficiently connect all Americans by directing resources to communities truly unserved by broadband.
In addition to USTelecom – The Broadband Association, the Broadband Mapping Initiative consortium is comprised of individual companies and associations representing providers of different sizes and technologies, including: AT&T, CenturyLink, Consolidated, Frontier, ITTA – The Voice of America’s Broadband Providers, Wilkes Communications / RiverStreet Networks, TDS, Verizon, Windstream, and the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA).
Jonathan Spalter, President & CEO, USTelecom – The Broadband Association
The Honorable Ajit Pai, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
Panel: Reinventing Broadband Mapping
Discussion of mapping initiative leaders outlining the need for and significant benefits of better, more accurate broadband availability data.
Nick Alexander, Vice President of Federal Regulatory Affairs, CenturyLink
Dan Ball, Counsel, U.S. Senate Commerce Committee
Diana Eisner, Director of Federal Regulatory, Frontier Communications
Mike Jacobs, Vice President Regulatory Affairs, ITTA
Frank Simone, Vice President of Federal Regulatory, AT&T
Moderator: Lynn Follansbee, Vice President, USTelecom