Broadband Info Now on Web

First published to the Web on Feb. 17, the National Broadband Map (NBM) allows users to view broadband availability across every neighborhood in the United States. The NBM was created by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), in collaboration with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and in partnership with 50 states, five territories and the District of Columbia.

The NBM, which will be updated approximately every six months, is a project of NTIA’s State Broadband Initiative, which was created to encourage economic growth by facilitating the integration of broadband and information technology into state and local economies.

Through its State Broadband Data and Development (SBDD) Program, NTIA has assembled a comprehensive broadband dataset as well as a data review and validation process to ensure data integrity. The SBDD data is an ongoing, collaborative data collection, review and revision process that involves the combined efforts of local, state and federal governments, broadband providers, private contractors, community anchor and academic institutions, and many community members across the country. Broadband providers voluntarily provided a majority of the data, which was subjected to evaluation at both the state and federal levels to maximize data accuracy, reliability and consistency.

Notwithstanding the validation process, NTIA cannot guarantee the accuracy of all data. Furthermore, broadband deployment in the United States is continually changing and developing. Therefore, the biannual SBDD data release represents a best-efforts snapshot of the state of broadband deployment at a particular time. Following each release, NTIA welcomes and encourages input regarding the accuracy of the data and will use this feedback, together with the state grantees, to inform its iterative data improvement processes. Please explore the Engage section of the Website to see all of the ways to participate in the National Broadband Map.

More info: http://broadbandmap.gov

First published to the Web on Feb. 17, the National Broadband Map (NBM) allows users to view broadband availability across every neighborhood in the United States. The NBM was created by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), in collaboration with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and in partnership with 50 states, five territories and the District of Columbia.

The NBM, which will be updated approximately every six months, is a project of NTIA’s State Broadband Initiative, which was created to encourage economic growth by facilitating the integration of broadband and information technology into state and local economies.

Through its State Broadband Data and Development (SBDD) Program, NTIA has assembled a comprehensive broadband dataset as well as a data review and validation process to ensure data integrity. The SBDD data is an ongoing, collaborative data collection, review and revision process that involves the combined efforts of local, state and federal governments, broadband providers, private contractors, community anchor and academic institutions, and many community members across the country. Broadband providers voluntarily provided a majority of the data, which was subjected to evaluation at both the state and federal levels to maximize data accuracy, reliability and consistency.

Notwithstanding the validation process, NTIA cannot guarantee the accuracy of all data. Furthermore, broadband deployment in the United States is continually changing and developing. Therefore, the biannual SBDD data release represents a best-efforts snapshot of the state of broadband deployment at a particular time. Following each release, NTIA welcomes and encourages input regarding the accuracy of the data and will use this feedback, together with the state grantees, to inform its iterative data improvement processes. Please explore the Engage section of the Website to see all of the ways to participate in the National Broadband Map.

More info: http://broadbandmap.gov

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