•  February 29, 2024

    Missouri Office of Broadband Development Launches Interactive Map Using Sanborn’s Broadband Navigator™ Technology

    The Missouri Department of Economic Development’s (DED) Office of Broadband Development (OBD) has launched the first version of the new Missouri Public Broadband Availability Interactive Map. The map, which uses The Sanborn Map Company’s Broadband Navigator technology, will assist in the investment of $1.7 billion in funding provided by the Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) program.

    “We’re excited to release mapping that will inform the public and private sectors about broadband availability and BEAD program funding,” said BJ Tanksley, Director of the Office of Broadband Development. “This interactive map will play a vital role in collecting feedback from stakeholders during the BEAD challenge process and help prepare for project implementation. We encourage citizens to review the map as we continue working to fulfill our mission of connecting all Missourians.”

    “Sanborn’s Broadband Navigator was built to help states conduct a fair BEAD state challenge process in accordance with National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) policy,” said Justin Fazzari, Sanborn’s Senior Broadband Strategist and former NTIA policy analyst. “In the case of Missouri, the application will also allow for internet service providers to delineate their proposed project areas during the subgrantee selection process.”

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