Oklahoma Broadband Office launches internet service map | The Journal Record

Oklahoma Broadband Office launches internet service map | The Journal Record

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Broadband Office has launched an interactive online map detailing availability of high-speed internet service throughout the state, Executive Director Mike Sanders said.

The Oklahoma Broadband Map, available at map.broadband.ok.gov, will offer Oklahomans a way to track improvements in broadband infrastructure as federal grant funds are deployed statewide in coming years.

“The Oklahoma-specific map will serve as a guide to the success of our mission to ensure high-speed internet service is available to everyone – including the nearly 750,000 Oklahomans who lack such service today,” Sanders said.

Developed using federal grant funds appropriated by the Legislature, the map offers information and functions not available in either of two maps maintained by the Federal Communications Commission – one showing service availability and the other outlining areas receiving enhancements through federal grants.

Among unique features of the Oklahoma map are abilities to view service within congressional districts and state legislative districts. Updated features will be added in a Version 2 to be released early next year.

The state map empowers users to:

• Search addresses.

• View unserved/underserved/served locations.

• Distinguish between different technologies in use.

• See reported internet speeds by location.

• View areas receiving upgrades through federal grant funds.

A brief tutorial video is available on the Oklahoma Map webpage.

Links also are provided on the OBO website to the FCC’s National Broadband and Broadband Funding maps. All three maps are included to provide as much information as possible to the public. State law and federal regulations require that all grant funding decisions be based on the FCC National Broadband Map.

About the Oklahoma Broadband Office

Oklahoma has launched an effort to ensure fast and affordable broadband internet service is available throughout the state, and the Oklahoma Broadband Office is a key component. Created in 2022, the office is on a five-year mission to develop and administer federal grant programs to make affordable, high-speed internet available to all Oklahomans. It also coordinates efforts throughout the state to ensure broadband expansion is conducted effectively and efficiently.

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