GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

Montana Broadband Map Web Data

Data Provider The State of Montana Department of Administration
Date 09/30/2014
Content Type Downloadable Data
Abstract The Montana Broadband Map Web Data is a collection of 3 features classes which are used to show the current status of Broadband service in Montana. It is the same data that drives the Montana Broadband Map (http://mtbroadband.org/mapquery/). The file geodatabase includes the following feature classes:Web_ProviderAndTechnologyThis layer represents the availability of broadband internet service by each unique broadband provider, type of technology, and speed combination. Technologies include DSL, Cable Modem, Fiber to the End User, Fixed Wireless, and Mobile Wireless.Web_ServiceLayerThis layer represents the the availability of broadband internet service by type, including wired and wireless broadband internet. Wired internet is defined as having a physical connection to the end user and includes DSL, Cable Modem, and Fiber to the End User technologies. Wireless internet includes broadband broadcast from cellular towers or fixed wireless which connects two fixed locations (e.g., buildings) with a radio or other wireless link. Please note that all cellular mobile wireless represents data only and not voice.Web_TechnologyOfTransmissionThis layer represents the the availability of broadband internet service by type of technology, including DSL, Cablem Modem, Fiber to the End User, Fixed Wireless, and Mobile Wireless. Please note that all cellular mobile wireless represents data only and not voice.
Purpose The Montana Broadband Mapping Project is the first step in identifying broadband services in Montana. The broadband mapping program consists of data collection, the development of a statewide broadband availability map, transmission of that data to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration for the development of its national broadband map, and the long-term maintenance of this data by the state. Under the planning portion of this program, the program will look to perform outreach and facilitation to identify and prioritize broadband access needs and solutions in local communities and across the State.
Supplemental Information
There are no restrictions on distribution of the data by users. The user will cite the Montana Broadband Map as the original source of the data, but will clearly denote cases where the original data have been updated, modified, or in any way altered from the original condition. The boundary information in the data are for statistical data collection and tabulation purposes; their depiction and designation for statistical purposes does not constitute a determination of jurisdiction authority or rights of ownership or entitlement and they are not legal land descriptions. The State of Montana makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy of data or maps. The user will not seek to hold the State of Montana liable under any circumstances for any damages with respect to any claim by the user or any third party on account of or arising from the use of data or maps. This data may not be suitable for high-precision measurement applications such as engineering problems, property transfers or other uses that might require highly accurate measurements of the earths surface
Data Access https://ftpgeoinfo.msl.mt.gov/Data/Spatial/NonMSDI/Geodatabases/MT_Web_Data_20140930.zip
Distributor Chad Hultin Broadband Program Manager State of Montana Department of Administration
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Telephone: 406-444-2588
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Email: chultin@mt.gov
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Metadata date 06/11/2013