funds. the fcc's implementation of the usf must meet congressional mandates for reasonably comparable services. in urban and rural areas, and provide sufficient and predictable support. i thank senators hassan and -- for addressing this issue in their legislation. the fcc should define what is reasonably comparable service, and design usf has wane gretzky to skate where the puck is going, not where it's been. second, we can not distribute the funding based on the ready, fire, aim approach. you cannot cover what you cannot measure. current data and mobile broadband coverage does not reflect the reality on the ground. you know the job is not done. i agree with concerns my members of this committee last month that a recent fcc eligibility map misrepresents the existence of wireless service. it is so flawed that a challenge process may not be sufficient to correct it. in this regard, i thank -- acknowledging the critical need for accurate, reliable data. whether appropriated resources or ongoing support for the mobility fund, too, funding distributions must be made on informed decisions.
challenge it, then you're not going to be eligible for usf for ten years. because that reverse auction that is going to occur, they're going to make a decision, those areas that are not deemed eligible, if they're not challenged, the auction will occur, $4.53 billion will go out over the next ten years. >> how do we fix this and make sure we get it right? >> i suggested earlier that you need to utilize all the resources that we have available to the federal government. the nti indicated david redel said they had data points that could contribute and inform the fcc on that. i don't think we need to do that. the problem is, the 2009 stimulus act, the money went out the door before the broadband map came in. we should not, you know, commit the same error this time. let's try to get the data right as we're getting ready to provide the funds available. and i think those are some of the areas, innovative ways that we can inform the database. >> thank you, mr. berry for that. mr. romano, when the b top program was created in 2009 many people were hopeful about the money it would bring
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