Changes to FCC Fixed Broadband Deployment Data

On May 2, 2019, the FCC published corrections to the Fixed  Broadband Deployment data for December, 2017. The bulk of the corrections involved two providers: BarrierFree and King Street Wireless, L.P.

The changes affected 35 states and territories. A few of the corrections, such as revising a provider’s name, have no real effect on the analysis.

Each record in the dataset provides data for a single provider in a single census block. The table below indicates how each state was affected. The notes field indicates whether a provider was removed (-), added (+), or otherwise modified. In this analysis, I used the providers “Doing business as” name to identify the name of a provider.

 Distinct ProvidersNumber of RecordsNotes
StateOriginalRevisedChangeOriginalRevisedChange(-): removed; (+): added, (!): changed or adjusted
AK47470136,370136,3700
AL11011001,455,7341,455,7340
AR99990955,078955,0780
AS2201,6741,6740(!) :American Samoa Telecommunications Authority (spelled out “Telecomm.”;)
AZ10710701,405,7781,405,7780
CA208207-15,013,0045,000,984-12,020(-) King Street Wireless L.P.
CO14014111,265,6891,265,6901(+) Rowe Internet
CT4544-1595,520460,364-135,156(-) BarrierFree
DC4544-157,24744,233-13,014(-) BarrierFree
DE33330139,009139,0090
FL13513502,977,5122,977,5120
GA156155-11,639,9921,639,991-1(-) Texoma Broadband Services LLC
GU2204,5394,5390
HI21210151,201151,2010
IA289288-11,356,2991,351,293-5006(-) King Street Wireless L.P.; (!) Lehigh Valley Cooperative Telephone Association, Ogden Telephone Company
ID85850865,656865,6560
IL228227-13,335,9723,253,367-82,605(-) King Street Wireless L.P.
IN14614601,949,5491,939,836-9,713(-) King Street Wireless L.P.; (!) Tele-Media Solutions
KS144142-21,651,5101,644,774-6,736(-) King Street Wireless L.P., Aire Internet;
KY115114-1956,968951,941-5,027(-) King Street Wireless L.P.
LA797901,158,6171,158,6170
MA7675-1884,494884,493-1(-) Texoma Broadband Services LLC
MD828201,115,418825,130-290,288(-) BarrierFree; (+) Anne Arundel Broadband
ME4645-1363,860363,589-271(-) King Street Wireless L.P.
MI16016002,258,3242,254,291-4,033(-) King Street Wireless L.P.; (+) Cedar Creek Wireless
MN176175-11,656,6451,650,651-5,994(-) King Street Wireless L.P.
MO186185-12,208,4052,158,741-49,664(-) King Street Wireless L.P.; (!) GRM Networks, Inc.
MP2204,1114,1110
MS76760952,984952,9840
MT74740731,939731,9390(!) Southern Montana Telephone Company
NC12112101,785,6851,763,043-22,642(-) King Street Wireless L.P.; (+) Rowe Internet
ND56560680,545680,5450
NE129128-11,348,1831,347,571-612(-) King Street Wireless L.P.
NH4039-1274,631273,411-1,220(-) King Street Wireless L.P.
NJ7473-11,593,4041,254,228-339,176(-) BarrierFree
NM78780928,064928,0640
NV76760490,229490,2290
NY133132-12,897,3552,430,149-467,206(-) King Street Wireless L.P., (!) BarrierFree
OH17117102,529,5162,523,255-6,261(-) King Street Wireless L.P., (+) Rowe Internet
OK135134-11,582,8631,577,959-4,904(-) King Street Wireless L.P., (-) Aire Internet, (-) Texoma Broadband Services, LLC; (+) AirLink Internet Services, (+) Rowe Internet
OR118117-11,148,3161,139,651-8,665(-) King Street Wireless L.P.
PA135133-23,407,8012,562,022-845,779(-) King Street Wireless L.P., (-) BarrierFree
PR15150528,458528,4580
RI3029-1198,984148,622-50,362(-) BarrierFree
SC838301,065,2211,065,2210
SD72720489,795489,7950
TN12812801,480,7971,481,487690(!) ECSIS.NET
TX292290-26,342,7896,336,367-6,422(-) Texoma Broadband Services LLC; (!) NextLink Residential
UT78780699,491699,4910
VA125123-22,082,3951,497,872-584,523(-) King Street Wireless L.P., (-) BarrierFree
VI55032,20732,2070
VT3736-1183,407169,366-14,041(-) King Street Wireless L.P.
WA128127-11,365,5671,362,588-2,979(-) King Street Wireless L.P.
WI152151-11,719,9561681814-38,142(-) King Street Wireless L.P.
WV5958-1829,422776,808-52,614(-) King Street Wireless L.P.
WY55550470,901470,9010