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Resources by Topic: Broadband

FCC National Broadband Map
Map displaying internet service availability nationwide, as reported by Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Searchable by address, location, and provider, with area characteristics available.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Federal Communications Commission
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Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Consumer Outreach Toolkit
Toolkit providing outreach materials to raise awareness of the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Includes consumer awareness content, back-to-school resources, social media, and web resources.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Federal Communications Commission
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Rural Health Capital Resources Council Project
Describes the Rural Health Capital Resources Council, comprising over 30 national organizations, philanthropic organizations, regional community development finance organizations, and federal agencies. Represents finance, housing, economic development, rural health, broadband, and the many components that promote healthy communities. Includes links for Council presentations.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Virginia Department of Health Data Commons
Tool providing opportunities to explore current data insights in Virginia regions, communities, or neighborhoods. Features the Virginia State Office of Rural Health's seven priority metrics, to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the overall health and well-being of Virginia's rural communities.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health
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Fixed Broadband Deployment
Mapping tool offering a visualization of fixed broadband deployment based on FCC Form 477 data collected in June and December each year. Provides census-block level estimates, county-level data, and is searchable by address or location. Offers service provider details and area comparisons.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Federal Communications Commission
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Broadband Data Collection
Offers broadband tools and resources, including presentations, fact sheets, data, reports, and mobile broadband maps. Aims to provide up-to-date information on the availability of mobile and fixed broadband services to inform service provider and government decisions concerning the expansion of broadband.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Federal Communications Commission
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Indicators of Broadband Need Map
Map depicting broadband availability and several indicators of need, including broadband speeds and access to connected technology at the county level. Other map layers include county boundaries, tribal lands, communities in which 20% or more of households are below the poverty level, and proximity to Minority Serving Institutions.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: Broadband USA, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
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State Approaches for Addressing Rural Social Determinants of Health
Recommends state and federal tactics to improve social determinants of health and address rural health disparities. Covers transportation, broadband, income, and educational attainment.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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Visualizing Opportunity: Research, Mapping, and Data Analytics
Mapping and data analysis focused on rural communities. Includes a gallery of maps addressing various issues, including maps focused on rural technology, rural opportunity metrics, and the digital economy.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: Center on Rural Innovation, Rural Innovation Strategies
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USAC Open Data
Provides data related to broadband connectivity funding programs and the ability to create data visualizations. Covers the Rural Health Care program, which provides broadband connectivity assistance to rural healthcare providers, the Lifeline Program, the E-rate program, and the High Cost program, which seeks to expand broadband connectivity.
Additional links: Connect America Fund Broadband Map
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Universal Service Administrative Company
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