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May 31, 2011

Broadband Access Focus of New 5th District Footprint

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond has published its latest 5th District Footprint, which maps the presence of broadband infrastructure across the Fifth District. The map, using data from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s State Broadband Initiative, shows high concentrations of populations with inadequate Internet access in West Virginia and Virginia. Limited connectivity to broadband can have an impact on access to education, employment and business opportunities.

5th District Footprint provides a spatial analysis of various types of issues affecting communities in the region. The publication is available online six times a year.

Find 5th District Footprint on the Richmond Fed website.

The Richmond Fed serves the Fifth Federal Reserve District, which includes the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and most of West Virginia. As part of the nation's central bank, we're one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that work together with the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors to strengthen the economy and our communities. We manage the nation's money supply to keep inflation low and help the economy grow. We also supervise and regulate financial institutions to help safeguard our nation's financial system and protect the integrity and efficiency of our payments system.


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