National Broadband Map Debuts

The Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration, better known as the NTIA, unveiled the National Broadband Map -- a public, searchable nationwide map of broadband Internet availability. The map, available at www.broadba...

The Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration, better known as the NTIA, unveiled the National Broadband Map -- a public, searchable nationwide map of broadband Internet availability.

The map, available at www.broadbandmap.gov, is a searchable database of information on high-speed Internet access. The NTIA created the National Broadband Map in collaboration with the FCC, using data that each state, territory and the District of Columbia (or their designees) collected from broadband providers or other data sources.

The map includes more than 25 million searchable records showing where broadband Internet service is available, the technology used to provide the service, the maximum advertised speeds of the service, and the names of the service providers. Users can search by address to find the broadband providers and services available in the corresponding census block or road segment, view the data on a map, or use other interactive tools to compare broadband across various geographies, such as states, counties or congressional districts.
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