Phillips-Hill encourages public to engage with broadband map accuracy

SPRINGFIELD TWP – Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York), as a member of the Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority, is encouraging residents, businesses, and local governments to provide feedback to recently released maps by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that show areas served and unserved by high-speed internet.

“This is the first step in ensuring tax dollars are not squandered to overbuild broadband in areas that are already served, and, more importantly, to instead target those investments for individuals who lack access to high-speed internet,” Phillips-Hill said.

The Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority, which is the state’s single point-of contact for the Commonwealth to drive out taxpayer dollars to eligible projects to improve access to high-speed internet in unserved and underserved communities. The FCC will dedicate resources based on states and areas with the greatest need based on data collected throughout the challenge process. 

The FCC map can be accessed at Residents, businesses, local governments, and broadband providers can submit challenges through the website.

The challenge process will run through January 13, 2023.

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