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Home Internet Maps: 2017 American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates

A series of interactive maps to visualize home internet access, covering more than 65,000 occupied Census tracts in the fifty states and the District of Columbia. On the base maps, NDIA calculated and mapped two crucial data points from census dat

Chairman Pai's Response to various Members of Congress Regarding Broadband Mapping

On Sept 13, 2018, Sens Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to encourage the FCC to improve the National Broadband Map "by using consumer-reported data to increase the ac

Chairman Pai's Response to Various Members of Congress Regarding Rural Broadband

On Nov 30, 2018, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai wrote to various Members of Congress regarding rural broadband.

In Comcast’s hometown, the chasm between internet haves and have-nots looks intractable, new census data shows

New census data confirms what many in the city have long suspected: Big swaths of Philadelphia (PA) are nearly off the grid, with minimal access to fast internet services in their homes. Across the US in 2017, the national broadband penetration ra

Decommissioning of the National Broadband Map and its APIs

Since 2011, the National Broadband Map has been a vital tool for consumers, businesses, policy makers, and researchers by providing an easy- to-use and searchable way to find out who is offering broadband, what types of broadband they are offering

Road Map to Connecting the Under-connected: Towns and cities at core of digital inclusion policies and partnerships

In the hopes of increasing digital equity, here are some observations and suggestions for framing, enacting and collectively furthering digital inclusion policy. 1) Terminology helps frame policy. 2) Anchor policy in comprehensive frameworks.

Five-Year Trends for Computer and Internet Use

The Census Bureau released the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS) five-year estimates. Data on Internet subscription rates:

For the First Time, Census Bureau Data Show Impact of Geography, Income on Broadband Internet Access

For the first time, US Census Bureau statistics show the impact that a county’s rural or urban geography and income level can have on residents’ rates of subscription to the internet.

Native Americans On Tribal Land Are 'The Least Connected' To High-Speed Internet

Just over half of Native Americans living on American Indian reservations or other tribal lands with a computer have access to high-speed internet service, according to new estimates from the US Census Bureau.

Chairman Pai Remarks at Veterans Affairs Telehealth Summit

The Department of Veterans Affairs has been aggressively implementing telehealth services. And at the Federal Communications Commission, we’ve been working to seize the opportunities of connected health for all Americans, including veterans.