Broadband Internet Access GIS Maps

Let’s organize people with the greatest need

Here is a story map that uses ARCGIS from ESRI to visualize data about Internet access by County. As funds are now being allocated for Broadband Infrastructure, let’s ensure that money doesn’t all go to Comcast, but instead also goes to Community Owned Internet Networks. After you hover over the graphic, swipe down, then you can scroll through the information and expand to full screen. We are launching community teams in the hardest hit areas to create Broadband Infrastructure that is owned by the community. Contact us if you would like to help our work using these maps.

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