Broadband Data Collection

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is in the process of creating a National Broadband Map with more detailed and precise information on the availability of fixed and mobile broadband services. To gather the information necessary to create the map, the FCC is requiring all fixed and mobile broadband providers to semi-annually submit Broadband Availability Data and other information in a Broadband Data Collection (BDC) filing.

What you need to KNOW and DO for the BDC.

The National Broadband Map requires provider data via Broadband Data Collection. Filings are due on March 1 (for data as of December 21) and September 1 (for data as of June 30) each year.

December 6, 2023

The FCC extended the BDC Professional Engineer (PE) certification waiver, with conditions. Download the Memo.

July 26, 2023

The FCC announced that the BDC Filing Deadline with data as of June 30, 2023 has been extended from September 1, 2023 to September 15, 2023. Download the Memo.

July 3, 2023

The FCC announced that the June 2023 version of the BDC Fabric is available. Download the Memo.

May 31, 2023

The FCC released the Map reflecting BDC filing data as of December 31, 2022, and processed availability challenges. Download the Memo.

January 31, 2023

The FCC announced Fabric challenges submitted before March 15, 2023 should be included in the June 2023 Fabric. Download the Memo.

November 17, 2022

Broadband Map will be available Friday. Download the Memo.

November 15, 2022

The FCC has announced that the pre-production draft of the Broadband Map will be released on November 18. Here, Jacki Miskimins shares what Vantage Point recommends all providers do once the map is released.

November 10, 2022

New Broadband Map will be released November 18, 2022. Download the Memo.

September 29, 2022

BDC Bulk Challenge Quick Facts from the Vantage Point BDC Team.

September 8, 2022

BDC Fabric Bulk Challenge Process. Download the Memo.

July 12, 2022

BDC Declaratory Ruling and Limited Waiver Released. Download the Memo.

June 27, 2022

Broadband Data Collection Production Fabric Available. Download the Memo.

May 11, 2022

Broadband Data Collection Preliminary Serviceable Location Fabric Reminder. Download the Memo.

April 20, 2022

Broadband Data Collection Preliminary Serviceable Location Fabric Available. Download the Memo.

March 15, 2022

BDC Data Specifications for Biannual Submission. Download the Memo.

March 4, 2022

DODC update, including inaugural BDC filing date. Download the Memo.

If you have questions or need assistance with your BDC obligations, please contact our team.