It has been roughly a month since we launched the Broadband Speed Reporting Tool. The tool was designed to enable citizens and businesses to report internet access availability at their home or business and measure access speeds. The data provided by North Carolinians will be used to populate a map that will show the speed
via WRAL Tech Wire (Original Here) North Carolina’s Broadband Infrastructure Office is offering an online tool to help people track, test and report Internet service speeds. The office says results will help the state “identify areas that need better access.” The tool includes an interactive map as well as a instructive video on how to
Via the North Carolina League of Municipalities: Report Your Internet Speed to Regulators; Interactive Map to Show Coverage, Gaps The state has released an innovative new way to chart Internet speeds in localities across North Carolina, with a goal of improving situations for the underserved. “Reliable internet access is crucial for helping businesses grow, students
RALEIGH N.C. – North Carolina will be better able to identify and address places that lack reliable internet service using a new tool launched today by the North Carolina Department of Information Technology’s (DIT) Broadband Infrastructure Office. People will be able to use the new interactive mapping tool to report whether they have internet access

The Value of User-Reported Data

We hear from fellow North Carolinians across the state about their experiences connecting to the internet. From these conversation we’ve been appraised of previously unidentified gaps and pockets of unserved and underserved areas. As a result, we are about to launch our new user-reported mapping initiative which will allow citizens to self-identify their location and
As you know, the Broadband Infrastructure Office is launching out new user-reported mapping initiative soon where we invite users to self-report their broadband speeds so that we can identify the pockets of unserved and underserved areas around the state. So, we wanted to take a sec and give you a sneak peek of the process.  
WHat are the benefits of mapping broadband coverage
Broadband mapping efforts have been taking place across the country for some time now. Most of the maps within the United States are driven by data that is submitted to states or the Federal Communications Commission. The data is provided by internet service providers and typically compiled at census block level. At this level, the
In an effort to begin to capture information about the quality of service that is being delivered at residential and commercial locations around the state, BIO is announcing a new mapping Initiative    The initiative is expected to launch in mid-May and will include a user-reporting form which will be used to populate the map
  Courtney T. Owens, Ph.D, Kentucky State University S. Janine Parker, Ph.D, Broadband Infrastructure Office, NC Department of Information Technology Introduction Access to broadband and broadband adoption has increased nationally over the last decade, but that increase has been much slower for some areas than others. Southeastern states have a much lower broadband adoption rate