The Bedford County Commissioners are asking for assistance from businesses and residents of Bedford County to correct inaccuracies relative to broadband on the FCC’s newly-released map.  The Commissionsers have a short window of opportunity to position Bedford County for additional broadband funding to help residents and businesses still unserved or under-served by high-speed internet.

The FCC’s new Broadband Map is now available, with the ability to challenge broadband service data by individual address.  CHALLENGES MUST BE MADE BY JANUARY 13, 2023, which will help determine how the Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) Program funding will be distributed.  The $42B included in this program is funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

As the Federal Government determines where to deploy funding, it is critical that Bedford County Map inaccuracies are corrected (and currently, there are many inaccuracies.)

Please use the links below to better understand the importance of participating in correcting map inaccuracies as well as the process by which you may include your information.

Bedford Co. Commissioners Letter

Broadband Map Fact Sheet

Broadband Challenge Instructions

FCC Broadband Map

Broadband Poster