House OKs broadband mapping change

The House of Representatives this week approved the Broadband Census of America Act, which does away with the Federal Communications Commission antiquated and inaccurate method of calculating broadband service penetration. The government is looking to create a new, more accurate and searchable map of broadband availability in the U.S. The act also includes $300 million targeted to address under-served broadband markets, but it fall short of a mandate some legislators wanted that would have forced carriers to provide detailed information about broadband speeds and pricing.

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- eWeek covers the story

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- The act was approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee last month

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