Map sets pathways to gig-sized internet services across Oklahoma

A map of available broadband service across Oklahoma just went from analog to high definition.

The map allows Oklahomans to click where they live or work and learn how fast internet service they can get.

The information isn’t important to just Oklahomans, though. It also establishes a starting point for federal and state partners who will use the data to develop and implement a plan to upgrade internet services to make them capable of supporting everyone’s needs.

The $65 billion paying for that upgrade comes through the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which aims to ensure every American has access to reliable, high-speed internet.

In Oklahoma, officials expect to have about $1.5 billion to use to boost internet accessibility for residents across the state, including those who already enjoy service, mostly in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro areas, that meets or exceeds federal acceptable standards.

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