The FCC’s Broadband Data Task Force (BDTF) will hold a series of virtual Technical Assistance Workshops on August 4, 9, 18, and 23, 2022, starting at 4:00 p.m. EDT to assist filers who are submitting broadband availability data in the inaugural Broadband Data Collection (BDC) window. Each session will focus on a particular topic and provide attendees with the opportunity to have their questions answered by FCC staff.
The topics for the workshops will be as follows:
- Thursday August 4, 2022 4:00 p.m. EDT: How to Access and Use the Broadband Serviceable Location Fabric Dataset
- Tuesday August 9, 2022 4:00 p.m. EDT: Preparing and Submitting Fixed Availability Data
- Thursday August 18, 2022 4:00 p.m. EDT: Preparing and Submitting Mobile Availability Data
- Tuesday August 23, 2022 4:00 p.m. EDT: Using the BDC System and Common Error Codes
To register for the workshop(s), interested parties should send an e-mail to BDCwebinar@fcc.gov indicating their desire to participate and identifying which session(s) they are interested in attending. Participants may attend as many sessions as they would like. Information on how to attend the virtual workshop will be emailed to registered participants in advance of the event. In addition, questions on the topics above may be submitted in advance of or during the workshop(s) to BDCwebinar@fcc.gov.
Facilities-based service providers are required to file data in the BDC system on locations where they made mass-market internet access service available as of June 30, 2022. Such data must be submitted into the BDC system no later than September 1, 2022. More information about the categories of broadband providers that must file availability data, other entities that may submit verified availability data, and what data must be filed, can be found at https://www.fcc.gov/BroadbandData/filers.
Additional Technical Assistance resources including FAQs, video tutorials, and a system user guide are also available by visiting fcc.gov/BroadbandData/help. You can also submit a request for technical support using the Submit a Request link available on that page.
The BDTF plans to host additional Technical Assistance Workshops focusing on the challenge processes and other components of the BDC starting in September. More information on these workshops will be announced at a later date.
Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Please include a description of the accommodation you will need and tell us how to contact you if we need more information. Make your request as early as possible. Last minute requests will be accepted but may be impossible to fill. Send an e-mail to: FCC504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice).
For further information regarding the Technical Assistance Workshops, please contact Eduard Bartholme, Senior Outreach Director of the Broadband Data Task Force, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Establishing the Digital Opportunity Data Collection; Modernizing the FCC Form 477 Data Program, WC Docket Nos. 19-195, 11-10, Third Report and Order, 36 FCC Rcd 1126, 1130-31, 33-34, paras. 10-11 & n.42, 16-17 (2021). The Broadband DATA Act requires the Commission to collect broadband Internet access service data from each “provider of fixed or mobile broadband Internet access service.” Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act, Pub. L. No. 116-130, 134 Stat. 228 (2020) (codified at 47 U.S.C. §§ 641-646) § 641(11) (Broadband DATA Act).
 These as-of dates and filing deadlines were established by the Commission in the Second Order and Third Further Notice. See Establishing the Digital Opportunity Data Collection; Modernizing the FCC Form 477 Data Program, WC Docket Nos. 19-195, 11-10, Second Report and Order and Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 35 FCC Rcd 7460, 7484, para. 55 (2020); Broadband Data Task Force and Office of Economics and Analytics Announce Inaugural Broadband Data Collection Filing Dates, WC Docket Nos. 19-195, 11-10, Public Notice, DA 22-182 (BDTF/OEA 2022).