BOISE - Imagine Idaho Foundation will conduct a state-wide internet speed-testing campaign. Data from the campaign will be mapped by GEO Map™. The campaign aims to collect data on underserved and unserved Idahoans that can be utilized to challenge Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 477 reporting and help Idaho counties apply for grant funding for broadband infrastructure projects. All costs associated with the speed-testing campaign are grant-funded by Imagine Idaho Foundation.
“Relying on data from FCC 477 reporting will potentially leave millions of dollars in funding for broadband on the table,” said Imagine Idaho Foundation Co-Founder Christina Culver. “That’s why it is important for counties to conduct their own speed-testing campaigns that will produce granular data - giving them an advantage when grant portals open,” she added. The collection of this data will be down to the household level - providing an accurate depiction of how many underserved and unserved Idahoans there are.” “This course of action is exactly what Idaho needs to get its fair share of funding,” said Culver.
About Imagine Idaho
Imagine Idaho Foundation is an Idaho-based 501(c) (3) non-profit created in 2020. Its goal is to bring broadband infrastructure to rural Idaho, giving Idahoans the ability to live anywhere, learn anywhere, and connect anywhere. Securing affordable and reliable internet access in Idaho is essential for community and economic prosperity.GEO Map™ Software is marketed by GEO Partners. GEO Map™ software is owned, licensed and supported by Breaking Point Solutions, LLC.
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