Earlier this summer, the Federal Communications Commission opened the Broadband Serviceable Location Fabric for local governments.
This past July, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a version of the Broadband Serviceable Location Fabric (the Fabric) for internet service providers and government entities. The Fabric forms the foundation for the FCC’s forthcoming national broadband maps that will highlight what locations across the country are served, underserved and unserved by reliable broadband service. The FCC encourages counties to register with the Broadband Data Collection (BDC) system in order to receive the production version of the Fabric data, and align the Fabric data with internal county systems in preparation for broadband deployment forthcoming under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).
The steps for registering with the FCC’s BDC system and receiving the production Fabric data can be found by following this link. The FCC has also launched an FAQ page for government entities registering to receive Fabric data, as well as a tutorial video for how to use Fabric data once it is received.
Register to receive the production Fabric data.