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ACA Helps FCC Map Out Broadband

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PITTSBURGH -- In response to the Federal Communications Commission’s recent notice, the American Cable Association filed additional broadband map data concerning locations in rural markets served by ACA Members. These data rebut assertions by some price cap telecommunications carriers that these locations were actually unserved and thus eligible for Connect America Fund Phase I support earmarked for these incumbent carriers. “ACA submitted on behalf of its Members evidence about inaccuracies in both the FCC’s National Broadband Map (NBM) and within the areas recently challenged by price cap carriers. Submissions of ACA members regarding these inaccuracies were provided with specifically identified areas and certifications. The FCC should accept these as sufficient to correct the NBM and to dismiss challenges,” ACA President and CEO Matthew M. Polka said. Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

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