FCC chairman Ajit Pai cited data from BarrierFree to boast of improved rural broadband access, despite warnings that it was overinflated.
The FCC has been on a mission to improve broadband access for rural Americans with the launch of the $20.4 billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund last year.
On its website, the FCC highlights the scale of the issue:
“In urban areas, 97% of Americans have access to high-speed fixed service. In rural areas, that number falls...