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While most Americans have broadband internet access, many do not—a gap known as the digital divide. Federal efforts to bridge it rely on data FCC collects from broadband providers. We have raised concerns that this data overstates service.
In 2020, FCC was tasked with mapping all U.S.
We testified about the unprecedented challenges the Census Bureau faced in the 2020 Census, and its efforts to assess data quality, protect privacy, and more.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and executive branch decisions, the Bureau shortened the data collection period and made other changes.