FCC District and Library Fiber Maps – Is Your Data Accurate?

August 26, 2014

As part of the FCC’s E-rate modernization efforts, the FCC has released two interactive maps showing every public school district and the percentage of its schools that have fiber, and whether each library has fiber.  In reviewing several Pennsylvania districts’ data, I see that some data is accurate but much is not.  To view your district’s data, go to http://www.fcc.gov/maps/E-rate-fiber-map, use the + sign to zoom in on the map, then hover-over the dot that is your school district to see your data in the table below.  To see library data, be sure to change the view setting below the map.

The FCC is very interested in obtaining updated information for your district and library if the data showing is not accurate.  To update your district or library’s data, send the attached completed spreadsheet to

schoolfibermap@fcc.gov (for districts) or LibraryFiberMap@fcc.gov (for libraries).  Be sure to use the correct tab for your entity type.

The current school map only identifies connectivity to public school districts.  The FCC intends to release a map at a later date with information about fiber connectivity to private and parochial schools, but non-public schools are welcome to submit their data to the FCC now before that map is released.

I encourage all school districts to review the school district map to ensure that your data is accurate and if it is not, please take 5 minutes to complete the attached spreadsheet and e-mail it to the FCC schoolfibermap@fcc.gov.  If you have specific questions about the data, e-mail E-rateDataTeam@fcc.gov.

– Julie

Julie Tritt Schell
PA E-rate Coordinator

o – 717-730-7133
f – 717-730-9060


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