Polk Broadband Plan - Page 74

Existing Conditions with the combined layer, and invert the selection to select uncovered census blocks. Census blocks lacking broadband coverage are assigned 1 point if they are lacking fiber coverage, 1 point if they are lacking cable coverage, and ½ point if they are lacking DSL coverage. This results in an “L” score between 0 and 2.5. 2. Using FCC broadband penetration data,35 calculate a field containing the variable P, which depends inversely on what estimated percentage of households have broadband connections (using the BTOP—Broadband Technology Opportunities Program—definition):36 ▪▪ 0-200 out of every 1,000 households: 1 point ▪▪ 201-400 out of every 1,000 households: 0.8 point ▪▪ 401-600 out of every 1,000 households: 0.6 point ▪▪ 601-800 out of every 1,000 households: 0.4 point ▪▪ 801-1,000 out of every 1,000 households: 0.2 point 3. Load census tract data showing median household income by census tract from the 2010 Census. For the variable I, 1 point is added for census tracts where the median income is below the countywide median income ($41,174 per the 2010 Census estimate). 2 points are added for census tracts where the median income is below 50 percent of the countywide median income ($20,587). 4. Using Department of Revenue parcel use code data, create the variable U by adding 1 point for agricultural and residential existing land uses. 5. Use the Union