Mapping Broadband Health in America

Created by the FCC’s Connect2HealthFCC Task Force, this interactive tool allows users to visualize, overlay and analyze broadband and health data at the national, state and county levels. With this, you can create maps showing the intersection between connectivity and health in the United States. You’ll be able to generate customized maps that show broadband access, adoption and speed alongside various health measures such as obesity, diabetes and physician access down to the county level for the US.

Explore questions such as:
* What is the relationship between connectivity and health?
* What is the chronic disease picture in higher vs. lower connectivity areas?
* Where do infrastructure gaps and poor health outcomes coincide?

The broadband data is current as of December 2014 and comes from the Commission’s Form 477 data on residential fixed broadband deployment and residential fixed broadband subscribership. The health data is drawn from the 2015 release of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation County Health Rankings & Roadmap (which reflects data from the Health Resources and Services Administration, Dartmouth Atlas Project, American Medical Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other primary sources); and additional demographic data is from the U.S. Census Bureau.

You can check this unique resource out on the FCC website.