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Blog // Connected Tennessee

Connected Tennessee Releases Updated Broadband Availability Estimates

By Ashley Littell

Connected Tennessee has released broadband availability estimates at the statewide and county levels using the most recently published 2010 Census household data. These availability estimates reveal that 4.8% of Tennessee households do not have access to basic broadband service of at least 768 Kbps downstream and 200 Kbps upstream. In addition, the data show that 7% of Tennessee households do not have access to higher speeds of at least 3 Mbps downstream and 768 Kbps upstream. Broadband data gathered and submitted to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) for inclusion on the National Broadband Map in October...

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Connect America Fund FAQ's Answered

By Phillip Brown

In the short time since the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted an order that begins reforming the federal Universal Service Fund (USF) by creating the Connect America Fund and phasing out the existing High-Cost Fund, Connected Nation has noticed a big increase in the interest among Connected Nation stakeholders in the broadband mapping process and how Connected Nation’s broadband data (which is submitted for use in the National Broadband Map) might be a factor in USF broadband deployment funding. To be sure, the National Broadband Map’s underlying data (and the data submissions Connected Nation provides for that)...

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