Where do we get our data?

Data collection is done in accordance with the requirements of the Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) and subsequent clarifications set forth by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program (SBDD).

The process begins by contacting all known providers in the state and providing information about the broadband mapping project. Information on broadband service areas is collected from each willing provider through voluntary participation. A nondisclosure agreement (NDA) is offered to all providers prior to the submission of data; the data protected through the NDA is limited to highly sensitive network infrastructure information, including middle-mile locations.

We strive to maintain a flexible mapping process in order to be able to collect data from providers in a variety of formats based on providers’ technical capabilities and resources.

The data is updated with the carriers every 6 months. After each update a considerable amount of time must be spent processing the information for submission to the National Broadband Map. To that end there can be a considerable amount of lag time before the new information can be made available on our web site. The data on the Broadband Stat mapping tool is current as of 6/30/2010 with the Google Maps/API interface current as of 6/30/2010.

Partnership for a Connected Illinois 1337 Wabash Ave. Springfield, IL 62704 Phone: (217) 886-4228 Fax: (217) 718-4546 info@broadbandillinois.org