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September 25, 2006 at 12:25 PM

Fight over FCC broadband data

The FCC is being sued by a public interest group seeking data on who provides broadband service where in the U.S.

Under the Freedom of Information Act, the Center for Public Integrity is requesting an FCC database that lists broadband providers by Zip code.

The non-profit wants to share the information with the public on its Media Tracker Web site that provides details about media ownership.

Whether or not you equate broadband providers with media distributors, the database would be a great tool for consumers and people following municipal broadband projects like Seattle’s.

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