The digital divide is a very real and very stable reality in communities like Oakland, California. Knowing which neighborhoods have solid access to high speed internet is a critical aspect of planning for government and nonprofit provided online services- if we want low income folks from Oakland’s flatlands to use a new digital application, we’d damn sure better know how many households in the target areas likely have decent speed internet hookups at home! Luckily for us the FCC collects reliable data on this and they publish it freely at a local level.
Do yourself a favor and view the fullscreen version: http://cdb.io/1jq8wDq
I took the raw tract level data and joined it to census tracts in QGIS, calculated a new string field called “