Sponsor: ITA, DWP, Street Services
This project aimed at helping find which areas lacked Broadband in LA City. It built upon prior research by Hernan Galprin (http://annenberg.usc.edu/faculty/communication/hernan-galperin) and team at USC. We ported the existing research(usc-annenberg.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=8f4cee8ba8fa478396e947cb595674f3) from Census defined PUMAs to Council Districts.
We identified over 100 census blocks without a broadband provider. Additionally, we found a large number of council districts where average service may be high, but there are a plurality of census blocks with 0 or 1 providers, changing the conversation we are having with providers.