First look: New version of the National Broadband Map – How Is This Acceptable Montana?


This version will be used for allocating funds in the NTIA’s BEAD program

The FCC released an updated National Broadband Map today and I’m ready to share the first version of a state-level analysis. This is the version of the map that will be used by the NTIA to allocate $42.5 billion in the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program. I’ll provide the top lines here and more detailed methodology and caveats are below. Overall, as of December 31, 2022, there are 114,537,044 Broadband Serviceable Locations (BSLs) in the country (including territories). That’s a net addition of 1 million BSLs. 7.6% of the BSLs are Unserved, which is 8.67 million, up 808,677 in the 50 states. 3.11% of the BSLs are Underserved, or 3.55 million nationally.

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