Comcast Notes Errors in Broadband Map, Defends DC Speeds

In a recent blog post, Comcast applauded the creation of the National Broadband Map, but also pointed out some errors in it. Specifically, the MSO took issue with map data indicating that only 12% of homes in the District of Columbia can get speeds as high as 25...

In a recent blog post, Comcast applauded the creation of the National Broadband Map, but also pointed out some errors in it. Specifically, the MSO took issue with map data indicating that only 12% of homes in the District of Columbia can get speeds as high as 25 Mbps. Comcast called the data untrue and said it conflicts with other map data that indicates ubiquitous DOCSIS 3.0 coverage and speeds of 100 Mbps (and up to 1 Gbps in places) over all inhabited areas of Washington, D.C.

Blog author David Don, Comcast senior director of public policy, wrote in part: "While we support the effort to create a reliable National Broadband Map, we believe the current version must be understood for what it is -- a first step. It is not the clear picture of a broadband map we hope to get to, but it's a start. In subsequent iterations, we anticipate that the NTIA will make significant improvements in their data collection and mapping efforts to reveal a truly accurate broadband picture."
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