I3 Connectivity Explorer Update: New FCC Data

Let’s all take a moment to celebrate!

With the passage of the Infrastructure bill last week,
broadband is officially infrastructure.

“Retirement” Update: The Center for Internet as Infrastructure is continuing to work with an (unnamed) organization which has offered to support and maintain the I3 Connectivity Explorer. An announcement is expected soon.

Version Update: Updated FCC 477 data (dated December 2020) was released on October 29, 2021. This data has now been integrated into the I3 Connectivity Explorer.

Version 0.39 was posted on November 7, 2021. The new version includes:

    • Updated FCC 477 wireline and wireless data sets.
    • Updated FCC block-level population estimates.
    • Revised digital distress index tables to include the updated FCC data.
    • Various other internal improvements.

The actual digital distress index rankings did not change since they are computed using the current Census American Community Survey (ACS) data. Digital distress rankings will change after the next Census ACS release scheduled for December 2021.