It’s our fault, we found errors in the methodology USDA RUS had on the map and notified the USDA about them so they pulled it. It’s okay – it’ll be back soon hopefully, but folks need to map broadband, census and households so it only helps a bit.
The “BIP Map of Non-Rural Areas” has been removed until further notice, as some of the non-rural areas were incorrectly represented. Please refer to the definition in the NOFA for which areas should be considered “rural areas”. We apologize for the inconvenience while we make critical enhancements to the map.
We have excellent mapping capabilities and existing (public) databases that allow us to create quick multi-sourced broadband infrastructure maps including cable, dsl wireless and cellular providers as well as data from the FCC and other sources.
This can be additionally layered with households and businesses and census/demographic data. All of this data is done down to the block level, like we have been doing for years for our clients.
What is best is we can provide this information (as open and public information) by the time the states get to review BTOP/BIP grants… and we do it for a fraction of the cost of others.