The NTIA announced that its National Broadband Availability Map platform has reached a milestone. Wyoming and Washington State are now part of the platform bringing the total participating states in the platform to 20.
The National Broadband Availability Map (NBAM) is a geographic information system platform that provides administrators from the participating states with visualization and analysis of data sets to better inform broadband projects and make better funding decisions in their jurisdictions.
NBAM will help identify regions with insufficient service and help identify the availability of broadband services to different areas.
The program combines data sets from the FCC, the Census Bureau, Ookla, and Measurement Lab among others.
Wisconsin, Colorado, Illinois, Oregon, and New Hampshire have joined the NBAM program in June 2020.
These five states along with Wyoming and Washington States join California, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia in the platform.