As part of its policy of openness and transparency for the MBA program, the FCC periodically releases all data collected through the program as part of a raw unaudited data set. Such data is provided "as is" with the FCC making no assertion as to the quality of such data. Specifically, the extensive integrity checking that is performed preparing data for each report during both the collection and in post-collection data analysis and processing has not been performed on this raw collected data. In addition, related customer data sets such as speed tiers for individual panelists and the identities of ISPs supporting each participant are verified only for indicated reference months and may be affected by such factors as customer churn following the verified months. Because such necessary auditing of data is not performed on raw data, the data is not suitable for FCC use in comparing ISP performance. However, the FCC recognizes that this data can have value to the research community and others interested in broadband network performance, and releases it for this purpose.

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