FCC Fabric Location Data, Pct Meeting 25/3+ MBPS

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This layer displays aggregated location based data from the FCC that’s gathered through the Broadband Data Collection program. The number of locations was derived from the number of unique location ids for each block group and aggregated up. Location ids may include multiple units which are not included in our calculations. The number of locations that meet broadband definitions are only for those locations served the required speeds by copper, cable, fiber, or licensed fixed wireless. Satellite, un-licensed fixed wireless, or ‘other’ are not inlcuded in our broadband calculations. A location is considered served by wireless alone if it meets the broadband definition (25/3+) by a wireless provider and is not served by any other technology type (not including satellite).

Microsoft Internet Usage at Broadband Speeds

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This layer displays the percent of people who use the internet at broadband speeds (Greater than 25 MBPS download speed). Data is derived from the Microsoft data science and analytics team, using anonymized user data and aggregated to the county level. State level averages were calculated by CARES using county averages weighted by population. New in this data update is usage at the zip code level!

MLab Internet Speed Test

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This layer displays the median download speed for a county as measured by the M-Lab speed test, available at speed.measurementlab.net . Data was aggregated from January-June, 2020. Data was accessed via the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

Ookla Internet Speed Test

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This layer displays the median download speed for a county or tract as measured by the Ookla speed test, available at speedtest.net . Data was aggregated from January-June, 2020. Data was accessed via the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

Average Number of High-Speed Internet Providers

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This layer displays the average number of high-speed internet providers as of June 2017. Data are available by county, census tract, and census block group. Values are population-weighted; caculations do not include internet access based solely on cellular internet providers.

High-Speed Internet, Maximum Download Speeds

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This layer displays the maximum advertised download speed available from fixed internet (DSL, cable, fiber, etc.) and terrestrial/fixed wireless internet providers.

Access to Fiber Internet

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This layer displays the percentage of population with access to fiber internet. Data are from the August, 2019 release of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Fixed Broadband Deployment Dataset and reflect conditions as of June 2018. Data are available by county, census tract, and census block group. Values are population-weighted; caculations do not include cellular internet providers.

Average Number of High-Speed Internet Providers

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This layer displays variation in the number of high-speed internet providers across the United States. Data are from the August, 2019 release of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Fixed Broadband Deployment Dataset and reflect conditions as of June 2018. Data are available by county, census tract, and census block group. Values are population-weighted; caculations do not include cellular internet providers.

High-Speed Internet, Maximum Download Speeds

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This layer displays the maximum advertised download speed available from fixed internet (DSL, cable, fiber, etc.) and terrestrial/fixed wireless internet providers. Data are from the August, 2019 release of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Fixed Broadband Deployment Dataset and reflect conditions as of June 2018. Data are reported by census block (centroid).