The public beta version of the Massachusetts Broadband Map is part of an ongoing program to accurately map fixed broadband availability for each home, business and other serviceable locations in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It shows individual broadband serviceable locations throughout the Commonwealth that are unserved or underserved.
The development of accurate broadband coverage maps is an iterative process and will continue to be improved, updated and validated over time. The development and release of the public beta version of the Massachusetts Broadband Map is an initial step in this process. MBI will work with service providers on an ongoing basis to review and validate coverage data, including identifying areas that require further analysis, and will periodically release updated versions.
In October 2022, MBI completed development of the first statewide Broadband Serviceable Location (BSL) dataset to support broadband mapping and analysis in Massachusetts. BSLs are locations where wired (e.g., cable or fiber) or fixed wireless broadband service can or has been installed.
The BSL data consists of unique records for each address point and the associated address. Each point is located on the largest, most complex building (identified as the primary building) and the associated address record contains unit counts for locations that have more than one unit.
The BSL data is derived from the state Master Address Database (MAD) maintained by MassGIS and the City of Boston’s Street Address Management (SAM) data and will continue to be updated and improved. The MAD is Next Generation 911 (NG911) street address data maintained by through a joint agreement with State 9-1-1 and partnerships with all MA cities and towns.
Massachusetts BSL Data, November 9, 2022
Map representing the status of last mile broadband projects. Towns in the MassBroadband123 service area that were considered "unserved" and "underserved" by broadband qualified for last mile broadband funding support from the Commonwealth. The map differentiates towns according to four categories: (1) towns with fully complete and operational networks, (2) towns with partially operational networks that are still in construction, (3) remaining last mile towns to be completed, and (4) previously served towns not included in the program.
Map of project partners and pathways chosen to construct broadband networks in last mile program towns. Towns in the MassBroadband123 service area that were considered "unserved" and "underserved" by broadband qualified for last mile broadband funding support from the Commonwealth.
Network by Community, January 22, 2014 (1 MB)
Select a town from the list below to view a map that shows the location of MassBroadband 123 fiber and community anchor institutions (CAI) that were connected in that community as of the completion of the project in January 2014.
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