The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has rolled out a new national broadband map and Santa Rosa County residents are urged to validate the accuracy of the information on the map. Challenges to the FCC broadband map are due by Fri., Jan. 13. View the map at broadbandmap.fcc.gov/home.
Residents should submit challenges if they notice any inaccuracies such as location or available internet service providers listed for their location. Accurate information is important because the federal government will use the map to determine how much funding each county will receive for broadband expansion opportunities.
Santa Rosa County will host a drop-in open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tues., Jan. 10 at the Santa Rosa County Extension Office, 6263 Dogwood Drive in Milton. Staff will be available to answer questions, go over the broadband map and demonstrate how to submit a challenge.
To learn more about the new FCC broadband map and how to submit a challenge, visit www.fcc.gov/BroadbandData/consumers.
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