House Oversight Republicans Request Information from FCC about Rural Broadband Complaints


House Republicans on the Oversight and Reform Committee have asked acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel to provide information by November 4 about rural Internet access and how the FCC has dealt with Internet service quality complaints. The members have specifically requested the FCC to provide: (1) a list of rural broadband providers and their coverage areas; (2) the number of filed complaints regarding Internet speed, access, and customer support; (3) a list of the top ten companies with the largest number of complaints received; (4) the steps that the FCC has taken to address broadband complaints; (5) the number of enforcement actions the FCC Enforcement Bureau has taken in 2021 and the results of such actions; (6) a detailed explanation on when the FCC will release updated broadband maps; and (7) an explanation of whether and how the FCC is encouraging competition in rural areas.     

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