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Municipal Equation is a podcast about cities and towns in changing times.

A new episode every other week.

Brought to you by the N.C. League of Municipalities.

Host, producer, music: Ben Brown. 

Oct 29, 2018

The FCC's map of broadband availability in the U.S. is a basis for policymaking, funding decisions and planning to close service gaps for communities. But what if we told you that map, as many can testify, is pretty inaccurate? How? Why? What's the fallout, here? As fast internet service increasingly solidifies itself as necessary infrastructure, it's vital we have accurate data to shape our policymaking and funding decisions. So what's going on here? We dig in on this episode. (Stick around, too, as we have updates on past episodes that you guys pitched.) 

FCC broadband map https://broadbandmap.fcc.gov/#/

Doug Dawson's "Pots and Pans" blog https://potsandpansbyccg.com/ 

Municipal Equation EP 47 "Leaping the Digital Divide" http://municipalequation.libsyn.com/ep-47-leaping-the-digital-divide 

N.C. Broadband Infrastructure Office https://www.ncbroadband.gov/

NCLM report, "Leaping the Digital Divide" https://www.nclm.org/broadband