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Statement of Assistant Secretary Davidson on the FCC’s new draft broadband map


November 18, 2022 

News Media Contact: 

NTIA, Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482-7002, 

In response to the Federal Communications Commission’s release of its pre-production draft map of broadband availability in the U.S., the following statement can be attributed to Alan Davidson, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator: 

“For years we’ve struggled to determine the exact contours of the digital divide. The FCC’s new map provides the most precise assessment to date of Internet haves and have-nots. This map is just a first draft, so we encourage consumers, companies, and government leaders to dive into the data and give feedback to the FCC. Together, we can craft a map to guide us to our goal of connecting everyone in America.”