The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today released version 3.0 of the National Broadband Map. According to a blog post by FCC Chairwoman Rosenworcel, the number of unserved homes and businesses is decreasing. The most recent map shows approximately 7.2 million locations without access to high-speed internet service. Version 2.0 of the map, released in May, showed 8.3 million locations. The map reflects coverage data as of June 30, 2023.
The FCC also added Enhanced Alternative Connect America Cost Model (Enhanced A-CAM) awards to the Broadband Funding Map. Enhanced A-CAM program provides universal service high-cost support to participating carriers to serve consumers with 100/20 Mbps or faster broadband service to all locations served by the program. Funding for this program was authorized on Oct. 30, 2023.
The newly added Enhanced A-CAM areas and improved data, provide a more accurate map for the CBO to use when allocating Colorado’s $826.5M BEAD funding.