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New map shows West Virginia struggling with wireless cell service

By Steven Allen Adams, The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

CHARLESTON — A new interactive map from the Federal Communications Commission shows some progress in expanding wireless broadband and cell phone coverage in West Virginia, but the gaps are easy to see.

The FCC launched its mobile coverage and availability map last week. The map shows 4G LTE coverage as of May 15 from the nation’s largest carriers: AT&T, T-Mobile, USCellular, and Verizon. The map allows consumers to input their address and see what cell and wireless data coverage looks like in their communities. The map is available at fcc.gov.

“A good map is one that changes over time. Today’s new map represents progress in our efforts to implement the Broadband DATA Act and build next-generation broadband maps that can help to connect 100 percent of Americans,” said Jessica Rosenworcel, acting chairwoman of the FCC. “Using improved systems and data, we can provide better information about where broadband service is and is not across the country. While much work remains, I congratulate the Broadband Data Task Force for moving full speed ahead on this essential mission.”

To read more: https://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/local-news/2021/08/new-map-shows-w-va-struggling-with-wireless-cell-service/

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