Plus, the White House announces $401 million in broadband funding now headed toward rural areas, a strong majority of adults in the U.S. now considers high-speed Internet a necessity, and much more.
Plus, New Mexico has a new leader for its state broadband team; Baltimore is restructuring its digital equity work; FCC leadership is proposing an increase for minimum broadband speeds; and more.
According to Federal Communications Commission Chair Jessica Rosenworcel, states, local areas and other broadband stakeholders won’t have to wait until 2023 to see new broadband maps from the federal agency.
Goals for the task force include developing new rules to prevent broadband discrimination, the creation of model policies for state and local governments, and revision of the public consumer complaint process.
Federal Communications Commission Chair Jessica Rosenworcel recently responded to a congressional letter requesting a timeline for critical FCC broadband map updates. No dates were provided in the response.
President Joe Biden has appointed Jessica Rosenworcel as the acting chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission, making her a front-runner to become a full-time replacement for Trump appointee Ajit Pai.