144 Mosaik provides data to the FCC under contract on facilities-based providers in the form of coverage boundary maps based on the coverage boundaries provided to them by mobile wireless network operators.
Mosaik began as American Roamer in 1985 as the originalvendor of custom printed roaming guides for Cellular carriers, but has since evolved into a provider of data and mapping for the mobile wireless industry. SeeFifteenth Report, 26 FCC Rcd at 9703 ¶ 41 n. 106; Mosaik, About Us, »www.mosaik.com/about-us/
(visited Apr. 27, 2012).
145 This analysis likely overstates the coverage actually experienced by consumers, because Mosaik reports advertised coverage as reported to it by many wireless service providers, each of which uses a different definition or determination of coverage.
The data does not expressly account for factors such as signal strength, bit rate, or in-building coverage, and may convey a false sense of consistency across geographic areas and service providers but nonetheless are useful for benchmarking mobile network deployment across the United States, especially over time. National Broadband Plan, at 39 (Chapter 4). We also recognize that an analysis of coverage at the nationwide level provides only a general benchmark. A nationwide average will mask regional disparities in coverage and create an overall picture that does not capture variances across the country.--
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