Key Findings from the Broadband Mapping Initiative Pilot

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 2:30PM (ET)

Join USTelecom for this webinar outlining results from the Broadband Mapping Initiative pilot in Missouri and Virginia.

Our pilot data show what we expected – the existing census-based data on the number of homes and businesses in rural America is way off.  The comprehensive understanding of existing connectivity will result in better cost estimates, deployment time and progress, and more effective targeting of funds to speed broadband deployment for more than 21 million rural Americans.

The webinar will discuss:

  • The best way to use updated technology to map where broadband is and where it is not
  • Comparisons of key findings from the pilots in Missouri and Virginia to existing FCC and 477 data
  • Recommendations for moving forward


Lynn Follansbee, VP – Policy & Advocacy, USTelecom
Mike Saperstein, VP – Policy & Advocacy, USTelecom
Jim Stegeman, President & CEO, CostQuest

In addition to USTelecom, ITTA and WISPA, the Broadband Mapping Initiative is comprised of individual providers of different sizes and technology types, including: AT&T, CenturyLink, Chariton Valley, Consolidated, Frontier, Riverstreet, TDS, Verizon, and Windstream.

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