New York State Broadband Availability Map
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The New York State Residential Broadband Availability interactive map presents broadband service availability and characteristics for all of New York State - specifically download speed, technology type and provider name information. Consumer cable, Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), Fiber-to-the-Home, Fixed Wireless, and Satellite technology information is displayed on the interactive map. The data is sourced directly from the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) Fixed Form 477 Broadband Deployment Data - June 2019 (version 1). The raw data can be downloaded here. For an explanation of the data click here.
The map contains a legend on the left hand side that allows users to filter by speed and technology type. Light teal represents Unserved areas (areas with access to 0-24 Megabits per-second (Mbps), mild teal represents Underserved areas (areas with access to 25-99 Mbps) and dark teal represents Served areas (areas with access to 100 Mbps or greater). The dark gray layer features areas that are unpopulated, and the light gray layer features areas with housing units for which no provider data has been submitted to the FCC. Territories covered by BPO Awards are represented by the "BPO Awards" layers.
The data in this map has been augmented for the Underserved and Served layers, to assert that any areas with access to 100 Mbps also have access to speeds up to 24 Mbps, and to speeds between 25-99 Mbps, and any areas with access to 25-99 Mbps also have access to speeds up to 24 Mbps.
The Transparency Slider at the top of the legend allows users to see the geographic features below the colored layers on the map.
For additional questions regarding the map or the New York State Broadband Program Office, please contact the Broadband Program Office at [email protected].
Fiber to the Home (FTTH) also known as Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) is an optimal broadband technology that can consistently deliver speeds of 1 Gigabit (1,000 Mbps) and higher.
Cable Modem uses coaxial cable to deliver broadband. Bandwidth is managed through shared connections.
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) uses copper telephone lines to deliver broadband.
Broadband Over Power Lines (BPL) uses existing electric wiring along with fiber to deliver broadband through electric outlets. BPL requires distinct equipment installed at the home.
Fixed Wireless / WiMax uses a combination of a fiber backbone and wireless towers to deliver broadband. Fixed wireless technologies can be quickly deployed at low costs with a wide reach.
Satellite delivers broadband through a two-way transmission of Internet data passed between a satellite and a dish placed at the home. Satellite technology utilizing broader portions of the electromagnetic spectrum can provide increased download speeds.