Coverage ratings are derived from Ookla Speedtest Intelligence® data for the months of February 2020 through August 2021.
The maps below can help planners define and refine broadband expansion strategies based on potential business demand, population density, and existing unserved road corridors. For example, locations with significant unserved business demand can be good targets for economic development grants, while areas with a high concentration of unserved roads and low number of households may require more subsidy than more densely populated locations.
>8,904 are below 25/3 Mbps
= the amount of fiber it would take to install fiber-to-the-home in areas below 25/3 Mbps
Business demand for broadband varies based on company size and economic sector.
The presence of a high-demand business or multiple businesses of any size will make that area significantly more attractive to a broadband provider.
The budget is based on a fiber-to-the-home network with enough capacity to meet demand for the next 40 years. Expected investments and grant amounts will vary based on the area to be served, the population density, and the presence or absence of other services.
8,904 households passed
12.6 households per fiber mile
Total County Cost
Projected Internet Provider Investment
gap per household
=709 miles of fiber
Awards for broadband infrastructure have been announced from federal, state, and private agencies. The maps below illustrate areas within the county that have been awarded funds. *awards are tentative, due to the vetting and certification process of some agencies which could result in some projects not reaching completion or funding reductions.
- Auction 904: RDOF awarded to winning bidder(s) for the county
- Certification and Project initiation pending