The FCC’s New Broadband Map is out – here’s how to use it

At long last, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released the first draft of its new broadband map, giving the public its first look at in-depth coverage data about every location in the country. Its debut kicks off a challenge process through which anyone will be able to flag missing or misplaced addresses and dispute service availability date submitted by operators. Here’s what you need to know.

The map is rendered with coverage data displayed in colored hexagons overlayed over a picture of the country. The darker the shade of blue a hexagon is, the more coverage there is.