Beyond the administration of grants and programming, the Illinois Office of Broadband has been working on another aspect of digital equity: developing state-specific mapping of broadband assets, including available technology, providers, and levels of broadband service. After all, driving investment toward areas of need will require a firm understanding of where broadband is – and where it is not.

Recognizing the limitation of current mapping offered by the Federal Communications Commission, this effort leverages otherwise proprietary broadband provider data, direct consumer feedback, and field validation to generate interactive mapping detailing various technology and broadband service tiers available to Illinoisans throughout the state. Among other attributes, the mapping will enable analysis of various data layers, such as certain socioeconomic and jurisdictional layers.

Broadband Availability Maps

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