Monday, October 06, 2014

Mapping the Digital Divide

This map of broadband coverage in Italy shows the percentage of people in the country without broadband. Il Digital Divide in Italia provides a choropleth visualization of 2012 broadband infrastructure down to commune level.

The map shows a picture which is probably common to a lot of countries. In Italy broadband coverage is very good in most large towns and cities and very patchy in more rural areas. However the map also reveals that some regions have far better coverage than others. For example Lazio and Apulia appear to have almost universal broadband coverage, while regions such as Piedmont and Molise have very poor coverage.

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