January 19, 2022

FCC Launches New Mobile Broadband Map

From the FCC

Today, the FCC published a brand-new map showing mobile  coverage and availability data in the U.S. from the country’s largest wireless providers. This is  the first public map showing updated mobile coverage released by the FCC and represents a  significant improvement over other data previously published by the agency. It also serves as a  public test of the standardized criteria developed to facilitate improved mapping under the Broadband DATA Act.


The map shows 4G LTE broadband data and voice mobile coverage as of May 15, 2021, for each  of the nation’s four largest mobile carriers. This data was voluntarily submitted by these carriers  outside of the FCC’s normal schedule for intake of data through the FCC Form 477.

Read the Complete Announcement

Direct to New FCC Mobile Broadband Map

See Also: New Mobile Map: A Preview of What’s to Come (by Jessica Rosenworcel, Acting Chairwoman, FCC

Media Coverage: The FCC Releases its First Mobile Broadband Map (via Engadget)

About Gary Price

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