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Broadband Service Fact-Check

December 1, 2022

Michigan’s High-Speed Internet Office and associated agencies, including the state Infrastructure Office, are urging residents and business owners to go online and input their addresses into the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) new broadband map at https://broadbandmap.fcc.gov/home. 

The results will display what internet options are supposedly available at each location, along with upload and download speeds. (High-speed broadband is defined by federal statute as anything with download speeds of at least 100 megabits per second and upload speeds of at least 20 megabits per second.)

This map is significant in that not only does it show the user what is and is not available, but it also offers users the ability to challenge the availability if results are not accurate. Contesting the FCC information could help the federal government determine where and how to spend yet-unallocated $42.5 billion across the nation to expand high-speed broadband.

Please take a few minutes to check the accuracy of your home and business, and notify the FCC if there are inaccuracies.

The deadline for completion is January 13, 2023.

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