Tuesday, June 13, 2017

2017 Data Update for the Mapping Broadband Health in America Platform

The Federal Communications Commission ("FCC" or the "Commission") announced a data update for the Mapping Broadband Health in America platform through its Connect2Health Task Force.  The platform now reflects the latest complete annual fixed broadband dataset from the Commission and updated health data from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's County Health Rankings.  The platform allows users to visualize, overlay, and analyze broadband and health data at the national, state, and county levels.  Said Michelle Ellison, Chair of the Connect2Health Task Force: "This critical update to the Task Force's mapping platform unpacks the broadband health realities faced by communities nationwide and makes them easily accessible to the public and decision-makers."

The 2017 updated platform is available at http://www.fcc.gov/health/maps.  Sample maps include Rural Broadband and Physician Shortages, Broadband and Diabetes in Rural America, Broadband Gaps in America, and Broadband Access and Obesity.

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