The Value of User-Reported Data

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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
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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
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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
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  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
The Department of Information Technology and Broadband Infrastructure Office have published the broadband plan status report for December 2016. Read the Broadband Plan Status Report
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We often hear from communities that they are getting a lot of emails and phone calls from citizens and businesses about improving their broadband connection or learning how to properly use the internet to get the most benefit. But the person that they contact doesn’t know how to solve the problem. Often times, they will
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Building a plan and strategy that works for your community is critical to seeing success in the development of infrastructure that supports broadband availability and adoption. In order to build that plan, you need to have the best team in place that can support those efforts by providing the valuable feedback, experience and critical insight
NTIA congratulates the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Federal on its release of the Appalachian Regional Commission Broadband Planning Primer and Toolkit to help rural Appalachian communities expand broadband service. ARC produced the Broadband Planning Primer and Toolkit in cooperation with the North Carolina Broadband Infrastructure Office as an activity of the Obama administration’s Broadband Opportunity Council. The primer and
Original Article: http://www.citizen-times.com/story/money/2016/07/14/getting-internet-everyone-wnc/87062346/ As the number of digital devices and demand for high-speed internet grows for individuals and businesses, the question of how to achieve greater reach continues to be asked. The answer, while not easy, appears to be emerging in partnerships and unique efforts throughout Western North Carolina. “The needs are changing,” said Hunter Goosman, the