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Starlink, Verizon, and T-Mobile made shaky claims on FCC coverage map

February 13, 2023

Multiple Internet service providers have submitted false availability data to the federal government for a map that will be used to determine which parts of the US get access to a $42.45 billion broadband fund. We wrote about Comcast’s false coverage claims last week, and this article will detail false or at least questionable coverage claims from SpaceX’s Starlink division and the wireless home Internet divisions at Verizon and T-Mobile.

Some false claims are easy to prove by looking at the providers’ availability websites. SpaceX claims to serve virtually the whole US on the Federal Communications Commission map but the Starlink website’s map shows the service has a waitlist in huge portions of the country.

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