Interactive Map of ISPs in the US
February 24, 2011 1:45 PM   Subscribe

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) recently announced the rollout of a searchable map, which also offers a nation-wide view of internet service providers with filters for various technologies. The map is based on information collected from broadband providers or other data sources. posted by filthy light thief (7 comments total)
Illinois and New York also rolled out their own maps last week too.

I'm partial to the IL one because I helped build it.
posted by kakarott999 at 1:56 PM on February 24, 2011 [2 favorites]

This kind of website is 10 years overdue, and I'm glad to see it. I recall several years ago when the broadband lookup on BroadbandReports got pulled, leaving pretty much no way of finding out where service was available unless you can somehow guess a working phone number for that area (not an address, a phone number... gah!) and put it in the telco Internet pre-qualification websites. That was a grade-A pisser when we were househunting a couple of years ago, since broadband is a requirement for me since I work at home.

The maps don't work right for me under both IE and Firefox... all the overlays completely obscure the street patterns, so I just see a formless blue and white patchwork. But the address lookup part works great, and confirms the monopoly on my area (AT&T).
posted by crapmatic at 2:14 PM on February 24, 2011

I don't want to see global broadband statistician porn. Global broadband statisticians really aren't the most attractive people in the world.
posted by Faint of Butt at 2:56 PM on February 24, 2011

Global broadband statisticians really aren't the most attractive people in the world.

I resent that: I have a face MADE for global broadband statistician porn.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 3:03 PM on February 24, 2011

What the heck, Indiana?

It's so thoroughly covered with cable, DSL, and freakin FIBER that you can make out its state borders next to the comparatively under-serviced Illinois, Ohio, Michigan,...
posted by ardgedee at 3:27 PM on February 24, 2011

It's very cool, but not $200 million cool.
posted by madajb at 6:43 PM on February 24, 2011

Yeah, it's just too bad this map is worse than useless in some areas. The idea that I have more than two choices (DOCSIS 3 vs. ISDN) at my office is completely wrong. Oh how I would love to have FIOS.
posted by ryoshu at 6:26 AM on February 25, 2011

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