MoBroadbandNow PUBLISHES MAPS BASED ON INFORMATION PROVIDED BY OVER 100 PARTICIPATING INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS (ISPs) UNDER NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS. ANY VARIATION IN MAPS BETWEEN AND AMONG PUBLISHING CYCLES IS A RESULT OF THE DATA MoBroadbandNow RECEIVES.
Regional Planning Commission Maps
In addition to state-wide maps, MoBroadbandNow has developed broadband service maps focusing on each of the 19 Regional Planning Commissions. Three maps were created for each RPC, as described below. Like the state-wide maps, these products display the latest input from broadband providers from across the state at the census block-level, using the 2010 Census boundaries.
Service Maps: Like the state-wide maps, these maps present the number of broadband providers operating within each census block.
High Speed Availability Maps: These maps present an overview of the broadband speeds that consumers can expect to have access to given the provider data available to MoBroadbandNow. Speed tiers are divided into three categories: 3 MBPS download/1.5 MBPS upload or Greater, Less than 3 MBPS download/1.5 MBPS upload, and Speed Data Unavailable. The speeds displayed on these maps include those reported by both wired AND wireless broadband providers.
Housing Density Maps: These maps present the number of housing units per square mile for each census block. Data from these maps were taken from the 2010 US Census.
Topography Maps: Intended as a supplement to the broadband service and speed maps. These maps provide a generalized look at the physical geography of each of the RPC’s.
Free and Reduced Lunch Maps: Also intended as a supplemental to the broadband service and speed maps. This series shows the percent of students in each Missouri school district enrolled in a free or reduced lunch program as of 2011.
Regional Overview Maps: The final supplemental map series. These products focus on displaying populated places, major transportation routes, and other areas of regional importance.