Broadband Summit

The Florida Association of Counties is bringing together federal, state and local governments and private organizations to create a smooth download for federal broadband support.

FAC is hosting a Broadband Summit Jan. 26 and 27 as a way to spread the word and connect the agencies and private organizations providing the up to $2 billion in infrastructure funding with the local governments who need it.

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The Florida Association of Counties announced that Gary Bolton will deliver one of the keynotes at FAC’s upcoming Broadband Summit. 

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In several states around the country, officials say they are finding major problems with a crucial, new federal map meant to show the adequacy of internet service at the household level. 

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The Florida Association of Counties announced another keynote speaker for its upcoming Broadband Summit.

Evan Feinman, the director of broadband equity, access, and deployment (BEAD) at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), will deliver the opening keynote address at the event, which will be held Jan. 26-27 in St. Johns County.

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State and local officials and others have raised questions about the accuracy of the The Federal Communications Commission map and the process to make corrections to it.

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The FCC is considering adopting a set of recommendations for state and local governments that would address disparities in broadband service.

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Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) encourages Floridians to participate in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) National Broadband Map challenge process to help verify broadband Internet access data within unserved and underserved areas in Florida. The accuracy of FCC’s map is essential to future broadband Internet funding for the state of Florida through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program opening in 2023.

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