Help rural Ohio get better internet!
We are partnering with electric cooperatives and rural organizations across Ohio to share the true reality of internet coverage in our communities. The federal government has tens of billions of dollars available to fund broadband projects that bring reliable, high-speed internet to unserved or underserved areas. We need your help to make sure that funding benefits those who need it most!
Please take a few minutes to review the new National Broadband Map from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). This will allow you to see if the internet coverage at your location is accurately represented, and to challenge the map if it isn’t. If the government map shows that you have good internet coverage, they will not approve funding for broadband projects in your area.
All challenges must be filed by January 13, 2023, to ensure that the map is revised before funding decisions are made this summer. This will give rural Ohio the BEST chance to access the funding it needs to connect.
How to Submit an Availability Challenge:
- Review the FCC National Broadband Map
- If the coverage is correct at your location, no action is required
- If the coverage is incorrect, click or tap “Availability Challenge” and follow the on-screen prompts.
- Fill out the short form that appears
- Repeat the process for any additional inaccurate provider listings (there may be more than one)
- Ask your friends and family to report their internet experience by sharing this information.
Watch this video for step-by-step instructions:
Why does this matter to Consolidated?
As a rural cooperative, we are committed to helping improve life in our communities. In today’s world, our communities need access to high-speed internet to learn and connect, attract growth, and thrive. Though we do provide fiber-to-the-home internet through Consolidated Fiber, this project is bigger than us.
We started our fiber project to serve our members when no one else would. We are not out to make money; we are out to make sure that everyone who wants great internet can get it – regardless of who’s providing the service. This project is about our members, rural Ohio, and rural Americans everywhere who are underserved.
Please help your community thrive by sharing your internet reality.