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Published: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 @ 2:07 PM
Updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 @ 2:07 PM
By: AP Technology Writer
U.S. telecom regulators are trying to fix faulty maps that don't reflect which Americans have access to high-speed internet.
Lawmakers and public-interest groups have lambasted the Federal Communications Commission for inaccurate maps that overstate coverage and hinder government efforts to subsidize internet service in unserved rural areas.
A big part of the problem is how the FCC measures coverage. The country is divided into census blocks, which can stretch hundreds of square miles in rural areas. The FCC now considers the entire block served even if just one location has service.