FCC Staff Discuss Next Steps for Broadband Data Collection

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Kirk Burgee, Chief of Staff of the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB), gave a presentation to the FCC Commissioners during the February Open Meeting, on FCC staff’s process for implementing the Digital Opportunity Data Collection in order to create more precise broadband coverage maps.  Burgee discussed: (1) the already adopted orders to implement the Broadband DATA Act; (2) what the Commission needs to accomplish in order to effectively collect this broadband data; and (3) FCC staff’s next steps in moving this process forward.  In addition, Commission staff stated that they anticipate the broadband data mapping will not be concluded until sometime next year.

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