WARREN COUNTY, NJ – Warren County residents and business owners are being urged to check whether the level of internet service in their homes and workplaces is accurately reported in federal records.
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU), together with the New Jersey Broadband Access Study Commission, is collecting data about internet connectivity in Warren County and throughout the state.
An effort underway now is to determine whether the federal government has a true picture of connectivity and if not, to correct those records with the help of the people who would benefit from better internet connections.
“As a Warren County resident or business owner, you can challenge the level of internet service the FCC says you have,” Warren County Commissioner Director Lori Ciesla said.
“Just go to broadbandmap.FCC.gov and search for your address,” Ciesla said. “If information about your location or the availability of internet is not correct, simply follow the prompts to provide the right information.”
Challenging the accuracy of the FCC map could have a financial benefit to the county, Ciesla said.
“When we have multiple levels of challenges being executed for the same reason and same location, the more attention the challenges will get, and the more likely they are to succeed. That is why the county is backing up the state challenges, and we are asking residents to do the individual challenges to back up both the state and county,” Ciesla said.
The effort will help Warren County, and all of New Jersey, be eligible for more federal funding for the high-speed internet, Ciesla said.
To learn more about the broadband project, click here and anyone with the questions about the project can contact Commissioner Director Ciesla at 908-475-6517.