A state lawmaker is urging rural residents to challenge inaccurate broadband information on federal coverage maps. Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) says people need to verify the accuracy of Federal Communications Commission maps showing rural broadband availability and speeds.

They have until January 13 to go into the maps and take a look at them and see if the service that the FCC has for your location is what they have on their maps.

Wisconsin is scheduled to get more than 1.1 billion in federal broadband dollars. Marklein says the federal dollars will be spent in areas based on need as indicated by the FCC maps, and he’s concerned some rural areas will be left out because of errors.

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