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CAGW Statement on FCC Investigation into Mobility Fund Phase II Mapping Rules

Press Release

For Immediate Release     Contact: Ally Abrams 202-467-5310
December 4, 2019     aabrams@cagw.org

 

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a report on its year-long investigation into the Mobility Fund Phase II (MF-II) reverse auction, amid complaints about mapping issues and problems associated with the data provided by carriers that determine coverage areas. 

Following the FCC’s report, CAGW President Tom Schatz issued the following statement: 

“One year ago, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) launched an investigation into potential violations of the Mobility Fund Phase II mapping rules.  The report released today highlights several problems like inaccurate data reporting by some carriers and problematic speed testing.  The report proposes changes to the mapping analysis and reporting process to rectify the mistakes of the past and ensure funding from the Mobility Fund is directed where it is needed most, to unserved areas of the country.  FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has also recommended the establishment of a $9 billion USF 5G fund to assist carriers in deploying 5G services to rural America, $1 billion of which would be set aside for facilitating precision agriculture.  This is an important step to ensure taxpayer resources are put to the best possible use for now and into the future.” 

Citizens Against Government Waste is the nation’s largest nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government. 

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