The National Broadband Map
provides broadband data from 50 state and 4 territorial NTIA broadband programs. The Arizona data on The National Map is a subset of the data provided on The Arizona Broadband Planning Map Tool
. The national map is very useful to for state-to-state comparisons about the availability of high-capacity Internet throughout the country. The national map has been and will continue to be maintained by the FCC, however, after January 1, 2015 data updates will be provided directly by broadband providers to the FCC.
This searchable national database has more than 25 million records displayed on interactive maps that show:
• Where Broadband Internet service is available
• What technology is being used to provide the service
• The maximum advertised speed of the service
• The names of the service providers
Users can search by address or use other interactive tools to compare broadband across various geographies, including states, counties or congressional districts.
Businesses can use it to decide if they want to move to a certain location, based on broadband availability.
The APIs associated with the maps have been released, so innovators can create apps or services around the data, creating opportunities for new business.
After January 1, 2015 the Arizona broadband map will be maintained as part of the AZGEO GIS clearing house. This version of the planning tool will access the Arizona portion of the FCC National Map using the FCC’s API.