SEMCOG’s Broadband Availability and Usage Tool provides a range of functions and displays digital connectivity in terms of residential broadband availability and usage.
Broadband availability shows service areas by maximum advertised internet speed and by number of broadband providers. Internet use is mapped by census block group, and you can view usage data by age, race/ethnicity, and household income. You can also display data by county, school district, community, census tract, intermediate school district, and block group. A complementary function the tool provides is the ability to display Wi-Fi hotspots and school locations throughout the region. The demographic data has recently been updated to 2015- 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) Data.