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County Asks Community For Help To Challenge Rural Broadband Map

By Gordon HopkinsThe accuracy of the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) National Broadband Map is being disputed by a number of both government officials and broadband providers. Randy Sandman, CEO of Diode Communications, based in Diller, met with Jefferson County Commissioners on Tuesday, December 12, 2022. Sandman told commissioners, “The Broadband Map, the new one, is horrible, is flawed beyond belief. And so, according to that map, Nebraska is 98 percent covered. And we all know better.”Jefferson County Commissioners continue to make improved broadband coverage for those areas unserved and under-served a priority. To that end, the...

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