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US govt releases map overlaying areas of poverty with internet usage, speeds

Monday 21 June 2021 | 09:50 CET | News
The US Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has released an interactive digital map that overlays areas of poverty with internet usage patterns and access to computers and related equipment. The result is public map that lets users explore different datasets about where people's internet speeds fall below the FCC benchmark of 25 Mbps down and 3 Mbps up. The map aggregates the data at the county and census block level, and uses public and private sources, such as from the US Census Bureau, the FCC, M-Lab, Ookla and Microsoft.

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Countries: United States
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