In the coming days and weeks, Oregonians will have the opportunity to weigh in on the federal process to draw new maps that determine how much funding our state will receive for internet infrastructure investments. Right now, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is relying on outdated, inaccurate maps that overstate how many Oregonians have broadband access, preventing Oregonians from accessing critical federal broadband dollars. These maps are being redrawn to help accurately identify the most underserved and unserved communities in need of funding across our state. On Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 12:30 PM PST/3:30 PM EST, Senator Ron Wyden will be hosting a virtual webinar in conjunction with the FCC to explain the new map-drawing process and how Oregonians can ensure its accuracy. The event will be free to the public and will not require registration. During the event, you will hear a presentation from the FCC on how you can help ensure the maps accurately represent your community, and have the opportunity to ask questions about these new maps and the process for weighing in to fix errors. Citizens are encouraged to share the details of this event with folks within your community so the FCC can get as accurate a representation of our state as possible. Wyden stated "Your participation in this event is critical to helping our state get the resources it needs to ensure equal broadband access for every Oregonian." If you are interested in participating in the event, those interested are invited to tune in on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 12:30 PM PST using this link: https://fcc-gov.zoomgov.com/j/1609830281?pwd=cnZ6MkFOanZCaExZZDlFTEpmYTc5UT09.
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