New interactive broadband maps include price down to census block

Big news

BroadbandNow, the web site that helps consumers comparison shop for broadband service, has unveiled a new National Broadband Map that includes, for the first time, the price of service to the zip code and census block.

“We believe that affordability and access to low prices is under-covered as a topic in the discussion of digital inclusion and wanted to change that.

For where broadband is available it relies on the FCC form 477 data from carriers that has come under criticism, including by BroadbandNow, but the group says over 100 ISPs have updated that info.

Other features:

“Includes pricing: our map integrates our propriety and constantly updated pricing data from over 2,000 ISPs.

The map is worth checking out. You can filter by mode of broadband and find out provider count, minimum and maximum speed and minimum price reported. Here’s a screenshot below:

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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