$200M broadband push ahead, state mulls new coverage map


NASHVILLE — As Gov. Bill Lee pushes for another $200 million to expand broadband access, an expert group said the state should first map out just where hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans without access to high-speed Internet live, so officials don’t have to rely on federal maps that overstate coverage in some communities.

A better map would use data from each address, instead of the federal maps’ reliance on census blocks that tend to be bigger in rural areas and are designated as “covered” when a single household can access high-speed Internet, regardless of whether others in the area are left without connections.


Source: The Lebanon Democrat


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