As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Congress set forth an ambitious goal of establishing a definitive National Broadband Map. The national broadband availability target was published in February 2010. Its goal was to ensure that every household in America is served with internet service that has a 4 Mbps download speed and 1Mbps upload speed. The map was first published on February 17, 2011, and will be updated every six months. The National Broadband Map, available at www.broadbandmap.gov
is an unprecedented searchable database of information on high-speed Internet access in the United States.
The broadband mapping project that resulted in an interactive online map accessible on the State of New Jersey’s Office of Information Technologies website is shown below. The map provides users with the capability to view broadband availability at a more granular level, i.e., by county, municipality and by street address rather than the data included in previous broadband deployment reports.