The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday released a web-based mapping tool that displays broadband access, adoption and speed data next to health measures—such as obesity, diabetes, disabilities and physician access—at the county level, including comparisons between urban and rural areas.
According to FCC’s Connect2Health Task Force, the interactive digital maps are valuable for federal, state and local agencies, as well as private sector users, to identify connectivity gaps between rural and urban counties that have led to negative health outcomes.
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