In Case You Missed It: FCC Publishes First Draft of Its New National Broadband Map

As JSI previously reported, last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that it intended to release a pre-production draft of its new broadband data maps on Friday, November 18, 2022; and as promised, the FCC officially unveiled its “National Broadband Map” earlier today:

JSI began analyzing the National Broadband Map and related data shortly after their publication, and although our initial review is still ongoing, our team has already identified several inadequacies and red flags that may impact our clients.

JSI also reminds its clients and other interested parties that, with the publication of this new map, the related availability challenge process has now officially begun.

For additional details on how to file and respond to such challenges, we strongly encourage all interested parties to attend JSI’s upcoming, in-depth webinar on this topic, entitled “Rising to the Challenge: Understanding the FCC’s Broadband Map Challenge Process,” which will be taking place on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at 2:00 pm (EST).

Additional program information and registration details for this webinar will be included in JSI’s formal program announcement, which we plan to publish early next week. In the meantime, our team recommends that everyone mark their calendars.

If you have any questions concerning the National Broadband Map or the related availability challenge process, please contact Lans Chase ( or Paul Nesenson ( by clicking the button below.

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