The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has unveiled the National Broadband Map, the first public, searchable nationwide map of broadband Internet availability.
The map is expected to support efforts to expand broadband access and adoption in communities at risk of being left behind in the 21st century economy and help businesses and consumers seeking information on their high-speed Internet options. In addition, the map will enable federal, state and local policymakers to compare broadband availability among geographic areas and across demographic groups, and that information can influence policies that support private sector investments in deploying broadband.
For attempting to help consumers and small businesses learn about the broadband service options in their neighborhood or where they may obtain such services, NTIA’s National Broadband Map is Government Video’s Website of the Week.
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