"This is a classic case of making required evidence nearly unobtainable, in order to prevent questioning of the current truth."
An alternative way to look at it is that every State submits "made up" figures for their coverage areas and leaves it up to the FCC and/or Telcos to prove them wrong by going out and getting their own data. You can't disprove the States submitted data by wishing it away. You need evidence. :-)