Internet Usage at Broadband Speeds

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.

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Auction 904: Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase 1 Results

This layer displays the winning bid areas of the first phase of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund. Areas are colored based off of performance tier and latency.
Performance Tier
Minimum: >= 25/3 Mbps
Baseline: >= 50/5 Mbps
Above Baseline >= 100/20 Mbps
Gigabit: >= 1Gbps/500 Mbps
Latency
Low Latency: <= 100 ms
High Latency: = 4

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High-Speed Internet, Maximum Download Speeds

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).

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Digital Divide Index

The Digital Divide Index or DDI ranges in value from 0 to 100, where 100 indicates the highest digital divide. It is composed of two scores, also ranging from 0 to 100: the infrastructure/adoption (INFA) score and
the socioeconomic (SE) score.

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Access to High-Speed Internet

This layer displays the percentage of population with access to high speed internet as of June 2017. Data are available by County, census tract, and block group. Caculations do not include access based solely on cellular internet providers.

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Average Number of High-Speed Internet Providers

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.

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