Sunday, January 17, 2016

Where's FCC's 2014 tract data on home broadband?

Posted today on the National Digital Inclusion Alliance blog: Where's the FCC's 2014 neighborhood broadband data?

The availability of FCC Form 477 Census-tract level data on the ratio of home broadband connections to households -- i.e. the extent of home broadband penetration by tract -- makes analyses like this and this possible.  Also this (see page 7 of the comments and Table 4 at the end). Digital equity advocates have absolutely no other source for this kind of information.

So the FCC's failure to publish the data from 2014 on a timely basis is a big deal.

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