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Digital Inequity in NC

A mapping tool from Microsoft to help state agencies identify areas with the highest digital inequities.

Microsoft released a new interactive data analytics tool to help identify places in the United States with significant digital equity gaps.

Created by Microsoft’s AI for Good Lab and in the spirit of leaning deep into data to help solve hard problems, the dashboard creates one of the most complete pictures of digital equity in the United States to date.

Note I could not get the map to appear in the Google Chrome web browser, so I had to open the above link in the Microsoft Edge web browsers.

Thanks to and Ryan Palmer, Global Digital Equity Strategist, of Microsoft Airband; for sharing this valuable resource.

Please email if you would like to share thoughts or comments to the WNC Broadband leadership team about the data in your census tract.

A street-by-street view of digital inequity in the United States – Microsoft On the Issues. Microsoft On the Issues. Published July 14, 2022. Accessed July 15, 2022.

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Hardesty, Linda. 2022. “Microsoft Tires of Waiting on FCC, Creates Its Own Broadband Mapping Tool.” Fierce Telecom. July 14, 2022.