Story at a Glance
The new broadband online map allows users to identify broadband availability and performance throughout the District of Columbia.
The Office of the Chief Technology Officer published a newly improved interactive DC Broadband Web Map that allows users to identify broadband availability and performance throughout the District of Columbia.
The map includes the ability to visualize broadband themes for technology types, download/upload speeds and the number of providers within a given location. It uses the District’s Master Address Repository search tools to identify services offered at a residential and business address, or click anywhere on the map to display information for the location.
The new Broadband web map is collaborative and engages community anchor institutions around the city, public WiFi access points and surveyed results from individuals in DC. Users may print maps, share links and provide feedback with the Broadband Use Survey and Test Your Speed tools within the District of Columbia.
Broadband data collection and mapping is part of the State Broadband Initiative (SBI) grant award, a program created by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). The District’s SBI program collects and maps broadband availability information every 6 months to capture changes in service availability. The collected data is also integrated into the National Broadband Map.
For information on other broadband initiatives and program in the District, visit the Connect.DC.gov website. The Broadband map includes an improved help and FAQ section or email BroadbandMapping@dc.gov.