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The Indiana broadband mapping program is a multi-year, multi-agency effort to map areas in the state that are currently served by the state’s 100+ broadband providers. The results from this will be integrated into a national broadband availability map, and will provide a solid foundation for future broadband deployment efforts at the state and national level.
"Broadband access supports our economy, attracts businesses, and enables Indiana to be globally competitive. It improves the quality of life for Hoosiers through better communication and learning." Jim Sparks – Indiana Geographic Information Officer
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has issued the State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program Notice of Funds Availability
Docket No. 0660- ZA (July 8, 2009) (NOFA), which defines broadband as follows:
…two-way data transmission to and from the Internet with advertised speeds of at least 768 kilobits per second (kbps) downstream and at least 200 kbps upstream to end users, or providing sufficient capacity in a middle mile project to support the provision of broadband service to end users…
The Indiana Office of Technology (IOT) has been designated by Governor Daniels as the single Indiana entity eligible to receive a grant under the Broadband Data Improvement Act of 2008 (BDIA), 47 U.S.C. §§ 1301-04. IOT has applied for and has been awarded this grant by the NTIA.
Pursuant to the BDIA and the NOFA, IOT must collect certain data regarding the availability of broadband services, the technology used to provide service, the speed of the service, and the location of certain broadband infrastructure. IOT is required to provide the data we collect to the NTIA. We are therefore requesting that entities that provide broadband service, as defined above, on either a commercial or public basis within Indiana, provide these data to IOT in a format consistent with the requirements of NTIA.
The NOFA with its Technical Appendix and the NTIA Mapping Clarification specify the broadband availability information IOT is required to collect. Every broadband service provider within the state of Indiana is requested to provide the information specified to IOT in the format specified in the Data Submission Specification, Attachment A. Please note that the Technical Appendix provides for the production of information that differs by wireline versus wireless providers, and gives wireline providers various filing options.
Relevant guiding documents are available below:
Broadband Information Request Data Submission Specification, Attachment A Broadband Service Provider Response Form, Attachment B Sample Wireline Spreadsheet Submission Sample Wireless Spreadsheet Submission Indiana Broadband NDA State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) NTIA Mapping Clarification NTIA Joint Provider Letter
To partner with Indiana to map broadband service:
Amanda O’Daniel, Broadband Analyst
State of Indiana