BroadbandOhio calls for input to improve accuracy of new high-speed internet map

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Dec 19, 2022) — 

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has created a new map showing where high-speed internet service is available across Ohio, and BroadbandOhio is seeking help to ensure everyone has access to this essential service.

A capture of the FCC's broadband mapping of Ohio

The FCC National Broadband Map enables queries of both available technologies and speeds.

To help improve the FCC map, BroadbandOhio asks you to look up your address, a business address or other addresses to see the service availability in your community. If you find the information is not correct, you can submit a challenge online.

The Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet), a BroadbandOhio partner, encourages members of its communities to participate in the map review.

An accurate map will help identify the communities most in need of funding for high-speed internet projects, according to a fact sheet released by the FCC.

To learn more about how to submit an availability challenge and what to expect after filing a challenge, please visit the BroadbandOhio website. The site includes additional resources and background on the FCC initiative.

Since 1987, OARnet has delivered technology-based solutions that reduce costs, increase productivity and improve customer service. As a division of the Ohio Department of Higher Education's Ohio Technology Consortium (OH-TECH), OARnet serves Ohio's education, health care, public broadcasting and government communities. Other members of the consortium include the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) and the Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK).