Identified and corrected bugs impacting functionality.
Browse the Map
Zoom to Address or Zip Code
Zoom to County/Jurisdiction
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Choose Some Layers
Type a jurisdiction in the box below.
You can type cities, counties, congressional districts, planning district commissions, or the state.
Select a theme from the list below.
Themes control the layers shown on the map book.
Zoom to Address or Zip Code
Zoom to County/Jurisdiction
Click on the map where you'd like to download policies. Use the popup to download the policy report for that point. Click the checkbox if you want all policies at the city/county level.
Report will automatically be downloaded when complete.
For help using this tool, contact the Center for Innovative Technology at CITBroadband@cit.org
Comments or Questions?
Contact us with feedback!
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: (540) 231-8490
- Address: 2060 Torgersen Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24060
What is the toolbox?
The Integrated Broadband Planning and Analysis Toolbox was created by the Center for Geospatial Information Technology at Virginia Tech in order to further its mission as an interdisciplinary center that stands ready to partner with university researchers, government agencies, and the private sector to research and develop advanced uses of geospatial technologies. The integrated toolbox includes access to map books and the broadband policy database. The map book tool allows users to create downloadable maps displaying various broadband planning themes and the policy database allows users to select a location and view all of the broadband-related policies that pertain to that location.
Access all Broadband Planning and Analysis Toolbox tools here. Tools include the Virginia Broadband Map Book Portal, Vertical Assets inventory Tool, Virginia Telecommunications Policy Database, SurveyCardinal, and DataCardinal.
Virginia Broadband Availability Map
The Virginia Broadband Availability Map is an interactive map that allows users to search by address or locality to identify where broadband services may be available and which providers are providing service in the area. The data behind the map comes directly from the providers to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The first-generation map, released in 2008, was the only state map in the U.S. to be based on “address-level” data, and developed at no cost to the citizens. This initiative placed Virginia among the national broadband mapping leaders, and provided the basis for current broadband initiatives. As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), in 2010 the National Telecommunications and Information Agency (NTIA) awarded CIT and partners, VGIN and CGIT, a State Broadband Initiative (SBI) grant which provided just under $4 million for broadband mapping. In 2011, the Commonwealth released a second edition of the map, which unlike the previous version of the map, included the search by address feature and ability to view a list of providers in that particular location. The latest edition is contained within Virginia’s Integrated Broadband Planning and Analysis Toolbox (ITBX) and allows users to view dead zones, vertical assets, and other themes all in comparison to broadband availability. The new features were added to better assist state and local officials in the broadband assessment and planning process.
The Center for Geospatial Information Technology at Virginia Tech is a multidisciplinary center that works with other research groups and agencies to develop advanced uses of geospatial technologies.
The Virginia Geographic Information Network is a part of the Virginia Information Technology Agency and provides Geospatial Data Catalogue service for the public as well as state agencies and local governments.
The Office of Telework Promotion and Broadband Assistance has worked with VGIN to create a coverage map for Virginia and also has a toolkit and other resources to promote broadband service in Virginia.
The Center for Innovative Technology is a non-profit corporation that uses technology-based economic development strategies to help entrepreneurs launch and grow technology companies. CIT Broadband works to accelerate the socio-economic growth of Virginia's rural and underserved areas. CIT can be contacted at CITBroadband@cit.org.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.
News and Updates:
VGIN Updated fixed wireless coverage layer.
Minor text and symbology improvements.
Raw RUOnline results are now available in the map (but are scale-limited).
Coverage layers have been updated to the data collected in June 2015 (as of writing, the most recent available data).
On the reference layers page, users can now zoom to a particular address, zip code, or jurisdiction.
On the reference layers page, users can now click on the map to learn which providers are at a particular point. This is done by turning the switch "Enable Querying of Data" to "ON", turn on one of the coverage layers (by clicking the checkbox), and then clicking on the map. Results will appear in the left pane under "Query Results".
Major update to mapbooks. Mapbooks are now generated dynamically, allowing for quicker update turnaround for collections with defined dates and the ability to download the most recent data for data that is collected continuously.
Added jurisdiction names for the mapbook downloader when hovering over a jurisdiction.
Added State Parks layer to map.
Map displays and processes have been switched to OpenLayers 3, and the interface has been updated to work more intuitively without any hiccups.
Issues with the accordion menu causing tools to stop working have been fixed. We apologize for inconveniences caused by these issues. All tools should now be working as expected.
The toolbox has been released to the public. Please report errors to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (540) 231-8490.