Thursday, March 24, 2011

Community Broadband on Google Maps

Community Broadband Network Map

In the U.S. over 54 publicly owned networks have been established in cities across the country. These networks have an objective to maximize value for the user rather than for the benefit of stockholders and corporate executives. Community Broadband Networks has produced this Google Map to show the location of these publicly owned citywide wired networks.

The CBN claim that "this is the first map to comprehensively show the broadband networks that are structurally designed to meet community needs first. Most of the networks are owned by local governments, but nonprofit networks will also be incorporated over time."

The map uses colored map markers to differentiate between cable networks and FTTH (fiber to the home). If you click on any of markers you can view the population served by the network and a link to the network's website.

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