Pennsylvania Broadband Map

Pennstate Extension

Covered Geography:


Geography Type:

Address; Census Block; Geographic Coordinate

Mapped Portion of Network:

Broadband Availability; Broadband Development Assets; Funding Eligibility; Funding Recipients; Socioeconomics

Attached Funding Opportunities:

Rural Digital Opportunity Fund

Map Description:

This map represents FCC data in terms of broadband service for the purpose of enabling bidders to better estimate their project costs in providing service to locations not having broadband services as defined by the FCC.

At the Census block level, it represents blocks that have been deemed eligible for assistance from the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund auction, their respective ‘best service available,’ as listed by the FCC, and the winning RDOF bidder (in the case that a block was awarded) and the number of structures and households in that block. At the Census block group level, the map includes data on the winning RDOF bidder and the number of building locations the bidder will connect to broadband. At the county-level, the map includes further data on winning RDOF bidders, including the number of served building locations and investment by provider. At the address-level, this map includes data on building location, and existing transmission lines, substations and towers.

Coverage Definition:

This map is used for RDOF planning purposes and thus uses the FCC definition for broadband coverage: A Census Block has Broadband Coverage if at least one Internet Service Provider is “providing [broadband] or could …without an extraordinary commitment of resources provide broadband service to an area.”

Collection Method:

FCC Form 477. Winning RDOF Bidder data from the FCC. Data on building locations, transmission lines, substations and towers from the State of Pennsylvania. Please contact Harry Crissy, the map administrator (email on site) for more information.