The State of Oklahoma is undertaking a massive effort to collect and process data related to broadband availability across the state (please see Broadband Initiative Home for further details). The ultimate goal of this project is to build a statewide broadband map showing usage and access to broadband technology. Understanding where broadband is available, and where it is not, is an integral part of determining where to focus additional broadband stimulus funding.
Through this project, the State of Oklahoma will not only create fundamental datasets and an interactive method for displaying and using this data, as required by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program, but the State will also make investments in statewide Geographical Information System (GIS) data. This will ensure that the State is carefully planning for the future of broadband in the State and at the same time serving critical functions for other operational areas and agencies of the State.
This first phase of the Oklahoma Broadband Initiative collects the necessary data to identify broadband assets, gaps in broadband services, and opportunities for expansion of broadband services. The data has been consolidated onto a map of Oklahoma depicting which areas of the state are served by broadband. You can view this map by clicking the link below.
We also have a collection of static maps that display broadband and demographic information.
This effort to map the State's Broadband will require the participation of all levels of state, county and local government, as well as its citizens. This means we need YOUR help! Please take a moment and assist us by Taking Our Online Survey or Testing Your Connection Speed.