Releases

Orders, Public Notices, and Other Items

September 22, 2022 - Public Notice
FCC Announces Fabric Challenge Filing Workshop

September 15, 2022 - Public Notice
Specs Available for Bulk Broadband Data Collection Fixed Challenges

September 15, 2022 - Public Notice
Broadband Data Collection Bulk Mobile Speed Test Submissions Process

September 2, 2022 - Note
Another Step Toward Better Broadband Maps

September 2, 2022 - Public Notice
Start of Bulk Fabric Challenge Process Announced

July 29, 2022 - Public Notice
FCC Announces Broadband Data Collection Filing Workshops

July 11, 2022 - Public Notice
July 26 Tribal Webinar, Broadband Data Collection System

July 8, 2022 - Declaratory Ruling
Declaratory Ruling and Waiver of Engineering Certification

July 1, 2022 - Public Notice
Specs Available for Bulk Broadband Data Collection Fabric Challenges

June 30, 2022 - Public Notice
Inaugural Broadband Data Collection Filing Window Opens

June 23, 2022 - Public Notice
Broadband Data Collection System Available for Filer Registration

June 23, 2022 - Public Notice
Fabric Available for Filers and Governmental Entities

June 15, 2022 - Public Notice
Live Broadband Data Collection System Preview Announced

June 15, 2022 - Enforcement Advisory
Broadband Data Collection Filings Due by September 1, 2022

May 31, 2022 - News Release
FCC Launches Tutorials & Help Center for Broadband Data Collection

May 17, 2022 - Public Notice
BDTF, WTB, WCB, and OEA seek comment on Petition Filed by CCA

April 14, 2022 - Public Notice
Access to Preliminary Broadband Serviceable Location Fabric Announced

April 14, 2022 - Public Notice
Guidance Issued to Government Entities Filing Verified Data in the BDC

April 14, 2022 - Public Notice
OET Announces Procedures for Third-Party Mobile Speed Test Apps

March 9, 2022 - Public Notice
FCC Publishes Additional Data Specifications for the BDC

March 9, 2022 - Order
FCC Releases BDC Mobile Technical Requirements Order

March 4, 2022 - Public Notice
FCC Publishes Data Specifications for the Broadband Data Collection

February 22, 2022 - Public Notice
FCC Announces Inaugural Broadband Data Collection Filing Dates

December 8, 2021 - Event
Broadband Data Collection Tribal Governments’ Technical Assistance Workshop

October 25, 2021 - Public Notice
FCC Announces Initial Tribal Broadband Data Collection Workshop

August 25, 2021 - Order
Order Granting Extension Of Time

August 12, 2021 - Event
Broadband Data Collection Challenge Process Webinar

August 6, 2021 - News Release
FCC Launches New Mobile Broadband Map

July 22, 2021 - Public Notice
BDTF Announces Webinar on BDC Challenge Process Technical Proposals

July 16, 2021 - Public Notice
Input Sought on Mobile Challenge, Verification Technical Requirements

June 25, 2021 - Order
BDTF and WTB grant limited waiver of Form 477 Requirements

June 1, 2021 - Broadband Serviceable Location Fabric Contract Solicited
Request for Proposal issued for Broadband Serviceable Location Fabric with responses due July 1, 2021

May 24, 2021 - Report
Report to Congress on USPS Broadband Data Collection Feasibility Study

April 12, 2021 - News Release
FCC Encourages Public to Use Its Speed Test App

March 22, 2021 - News Release
FCC Reaches Out to Collect Consumer Broadband Availability Experiences

March 16, 2021 - Note
A Running Start on New Broadband Maps

March 8, 2021 - Broadband Serviceable Location Fabric Inquiry Initiated
Released Request for Information with Draft Statement of Objectives issued for Broadband Serviceable Location Fabric with responses due March 22, 2021

February 23, 2021 - Data Architect Contract Awarded
Data Architect and Design Services contract awarded to Emprata, LLC to support the design of complicated data analysis and systems

February 17, 2021 - News Release
Rosenworcel Establishes Broadband Data Task Force

February 17, 2021 - Presentation
Improving Broadband Mapping Data February Open Meeting Presentation

February 1, 2021 – Data Architect Contract Solicited
RFQ Issued for Data Architect and Design Services Contract to Support the Implementation of the Broadband Data Collection for competition

January 19, 2021 - Third Report and Order
FCC Takes Next Step to Collect More Precise Broadband Mapping Data

July 17, 2020 - Second Report and Order and Third Further NPRM
FCC Improves Broadband Data and Maps to Bridge the Digital Divide

August 6, 2019 - Report and Order and Second Further NPRM
FCC Improves Broadband Mapping

 

Education

Additional resources to assist filers are available in the BDC Help Center.

FAQs

Challenges

Quick Start Guides

Video Tutorials

BDC System Tutorials:

Mobile Broadband Availability Data Filing Tutorials:

Fixed Broadband Availability Data Filing Tutorials:

Broadband Serviceable Location Fabric Tutorials:

Presentations, Factsheets, Events

September 28, 2022 - Event
BDC Technical Assistance Workshop: Filing Bulk Fabric Challenge Data

September 7, 2022 - Event
Broadband Serviceable Location Fabric Bulk Challenge Process Webinar

August 23, 2022 - Event
BDC Technical Assistance Workshop: Using the BDC System and Common Error Codes

August 18, 2022 - Event
BDC Technical Assistance Workshop: Preparing and Submitting Mobile Availability Data

August 9, 2022 - Event
BDC Technical Assistance Workshop: Preparing and Submitting Fixed Availability Data

August 4, 2022 - Event
BDC Technical Assistance Workshop: How to Access and Use the Broadband Serviceable Location Fabric Dataset

July 26, 2022 - Event
Webinar on the Broadband Data Collection System Tribal Filers and Leaders

June 29, 2022 - Event
Webinar on Using the Broadband Data Collection System

June 28, 2022 - Presentation
BDTF Presentation to the State Broadband Leaders Network

December 8, 2021 - Event
Broadband Data Collection Tribal Governments’ Technical Assistance Workshop

August 12, 2021 - Event
Broadband Data Collection Challenge Process Webinar

August 10, 2021 - Presentation
BDTF Presentation to the CRTC & OECD

March 11, 2021 - Presentation
Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) CLE Program

February 17, 2021 - Presentation
Improving Broadband Mapping Data February Open Meeting Presentation

Other Resources

The FCC currently collects data on broadband availability, at the census block level, through FCC Form 477. Below are links to information about, as well as maps and data based on, the Form 477 data:

Additional data on broadband service:

 

Data Specifications

Legislation

Media

 

Updated: 
Thursday, September 29, 2022