By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 1-11-23

A pair of U.S. senators from Nevada said the Federal Communications Commission’s new draft map of broadband availability is “deeply flawed” and could cost their state millions in government subsidies.

The FCC is under orders from Congress to come up with better maps.  It released a draft late last year in what the agency has said is an iterative process that will benefit from stakeholder input.

Sens. Jacky Rosen and Catherine Cortez Masto, both Democrats representing Nevada, had plenty of input.  They told FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel: “Despite a clear mandate from Congress, the draft maps are deeply flawed.  As Senators representing Nevada, we are seriously concerned about the Nevada map’s accuracy and potential negative impacts on broadband infrastructure funding for our state.”  » Read More