There are many ways to get information regarding the wired broadband coverage for a specific area in the application. Users can:
- Enter an address
- Choose a County and Municipality from drop down lists
- Click on the map
Depending on the method used to select a location, different levels of information are presented. The 'Find a Location'
tab returns specific information about service providers for a location that is defined by either clicking on the map or entering an address.
Double-click on the map to zoom in, and drag to pan. Hold down the shift key and drag to zoom to a particular area.
With a comprehensive and continually updated map, the State can continue building the value of the New Jersey Broadband Map, so it can
be used as an effective tool for state policy makers, businesses and citizens to:
- Identify pockets of unmet demand or need
- Help policy makers identify where the unmet needs are so they can determine how best to fulfill them
- Use the map as a tool to market NJ and support decisions for businesses looking to relocate
- Identify where existing technology infrastructures can be leveraged
- Help providers and customers find each other
To-date, most service providers have been responsive. However, collecting data on community anchor institutions has been a challenge
due to the lack of existing broadband data sources and a lack of participation to provide the data. As additional information and
data is provided, the New Jersey Broadband map will become more dynamic and interactive.
How Other States and Groups have Gained Value from the Broadband Map
a mid-sized company in the health care field was losing time and money due to frequent broadband outages
at a rural office. The company considered moving these jobs to their headquarters in an urban location. However the company was able
to use the National Broadband Map to identify other broadband providers in this rural county – and retain hundreds of jobs in this
The Kansas Department of Commerce and a customer service company used the map to identify communities
with the broadband necessary to support home-based workers. As a result, the customer service company hired about 200 workers in
the state, providing much-needed jobs in small towns that may have otherwise been overlooked for this work.
An online training company used the map to identify towns in South Dakota where they can locate new
offices, which will support more than 100 professional jobs in these rural locations.
The map has supported academic research at more than 1,000 colleges and universities and been
used by more than 500 city and county governments.