The Missouri Public Broadband Availability Interactive Map v1 is now available at https://broadbandmap.mo.gov/ A brief tutorial video is provided below. The interactive map serves as a hub for presenting up-to-date data, including:
- Unserved/underserved/served locations.* See service provider, technology, and speed by location.
- Funded/not funded locations receiving upgrades through already awarded grant funds.See grant fund name and awarded provider by location. The next map deployment will also include a funded area layer showing the boundaries of awarded projects.
- Service availability by various geographic boundaries (e.g. legislative district, county, school district). See broadband and digital equity indicator data by selected area.
*Note- In relation to the BEAD State Challenge Process, this data is a preliminary version as it does not yet reflect Missouri’s proposed pre-challenge modifications (modifications are pending NTIA approval). We will continue to communicate as we have approvals and updates are made.
The interactive map will also serve as the State Challenge Portal. This additional challenge hub functionality is expected to be released in March and will offer ways for stakeholders to provide feedback.
Before the State Challenge Portal opens, the Office of Broadband Development is encouraging providers to register in the interactive map. It is essential that ISPs register to not only submit challenges that will guide the distribution of roughly $1.7 billion state allocated BEAD funds, but also respond to challenges against their coverage areas. In the tutorial video below, instructions for registering begin at minute mark 4:36