Dataset

Broadband Summary API - By Geography Type and Geography ID - National Broadband Map

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This API returns broadband summary data by geography IDs for a specific geography type. It is designed to retrieve broadband summary data by geography and census metrics (population or households) combined as search criteria. The data includes wireline and wireless providers, different technologies and broadband speeds reported in the particular area being searched for on a scale of 0 to 1. With this API you can get back the information necessary to build a summary page for any geography page.


About National Broadband Map

The National Broadband Map (NBM) is a searchable and interactive website that allows users to view broadband availability across every neighborhood in the United States. The NBM was created by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), in collaboration with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and in partnership with 50 states, five territories and the District of Columbia. The NBM is a project of NTIA’s State Broadband Initiative. The NBM will be updated approximately every six months and was first published on February 17, 2011.

The State Broadband Initiative was created by the NTIA, to encourage economic growth by facilitating the integration of broadband and information technology into state and local economies. In addition to the NBM, the State Broadband Initiative accomplishes this goal through the State Broadband Data and Development (SBDD) Program. Through SBDD, NTIA has awarded a total of $293 million to 56 grantees, one each from the 50 states, 5 territories, and the District of Columbia, or their designees. Grantees are using this funding to support the efficient and creative use of broadband technology to better compete in the digital economy. These state-created efforts vary depending on local needs but include programs to assist small businesses and community institutions in using technology more effectively, research to investigate barriers to broadband adoption, innovative applications that increase access to government services and information, and state and local task forces to expand broadband access and adoption.