WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced that, after her successful push, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has updated its National Broadband Map to more accurately reflect Nevada’s current broadband needs, which is critical for the allocation of funding for high-speed internet from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. A previous, deeply flawed map misrepresented the high-speed internet coverage in Nevada and would have caused the state to lose out on potentially millions of dollars.
Reporter: “U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen announced a successful push to update Nevada’s broadband map to more accurately reflect current broadband needs. Rosen says the previous map would have misrepresented the coverage in Nevada, and would’ve caused the state to lose out on potentially millions of dollars in funding from the Broadband Equity Access and Development Program.”
Rosen: “It’s going to tell us where we need to target the funds that are going to come down to our state – how we best solve these issues. So, everyone, my goal is that everyone has good, high-speed internet in Nevada.
Reporter: “Nevada Democratic Senator Jacky Rosen is touting funds to expand broadband services. Right now, Nevada lags behind a lot of the country in access to high-speed internet.”
Rosen: “I pushed the Biden Administration [and] I wrote letters to the FCC. We worked on this to get these broadband maps updated – that’s what we did. They located thousands of spots across Nevada that are underserved or unserved.”
KNPR Las Vegas: Rosen successfully pushes Administration to update FCC broadband map, ensures Nevada receives fair share of federal funding for high-speed internet from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Reporter: “More Nevadans should be able to access broadband services. The FCC has updated its National Broadband Map to more accurately reflect Nevada’s current broadband connectivity needs…The new version of the map identifies nearly 27,000 new broadband serviceable locations across Nevada.”
Reporter: “Senator Jacky Rosen announced that the Federal Communications Commission has updated its National Broadband Map to more accurately reflect Nevada’s current broadband needs. [The] new version of the map identifies nearly 27,000 new broadband serviceable locations across the state, in addition to nearly 7,000 new locations without access to high-speed service.”