What to Expect after filing a Location Challenge

When you submit an individual challenge to the location information shown on the National Broadband Map, it will be reviewed by the FCC and the FCC’s contractor, CostQuest.   This review will include the information you submitted in the challenge as well as the underlying source data that was used to create the points that display on the map to confirm, for example, that there is a broadband serviceable location footprint at the challenged location.

Updates and additions to the locations displayed on the map will appear in a future version of the National Broadband Map released after each bi-annual collection of availability data from internet service providers.

Internet service providers will be made aware of challenges submitted for locations for which they submitted internet availability data, but they are not obligated to respond as part of the Location Challenge process.  Location Challenges will be adjudicated by the FCC in consultation with CostQuest.

Learn more about how to submit location challenges:  https://help.bdc.fcc.gov/hc/en-us/articles/10475216120475-How-to-Submit-a-Location-Challenge-

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