February 03, 2010 -- BroadMap and the Mississippi Office of the Governor have announced that they are working together to collect and verify the availability, speed, and location of broadband – essentially high-speed Internet access – across the state. Mississippi is working with BroadMap, through the One Economy Corporation, and with support from the New America Foundation, to create a map that will allow state residents, as well as prospective manufacturers and businesses, to more easily understand their broadband service options.
Mississippi recently announced that the federal government has awarded the state nearly $2 million in grants for broadband mapping and planning activities, channeled through the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). The work will be conducted on a semi-annual basis between 2009 and 2011, providing clear and accessibly formatted data to the public, government, and the research community.
BroadMap aggregates critical data from local and national sources and conducts independent verification processes to create and provide the most complete, accurate and up-to-date maps available. BroadMap is headquartered in Glen Allen, Virginia and has offices in Lebanon, New Hampshire. www.broadmap.com
The One Economy Corporation is a global nonprofit that uses innovative approaches to deliver the power of technology and information to unserved and underserved populations. One Economy is headquartered in Washington D.C. and has offices across the country and across the world. www.one-economy.com
The New America Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States. The company co-founded the Measurement Lab (M-Lab) with Google Inc. to support the effective study of broadband networks. New America is headquartered in Washington D.C. and also has a significant presence in California. www.newamerica.net
Caroline Life, 651-315-8993
Director, Marketing Operations
One Economy Corporation Contact:
Lisa Patlis, 415-294-6763
Senior Vice President and Chief Communications & Strategy
New America Foundation Contact:
Michael Calabrese, 202-986-9453
Vice President & Director, Wireless Future Program