Welcome to the Broadband Climate Risk Mitigation Tool, a web application designed to help communities and organizations make informed decisions about broadband deployment while considering natural hazard risks. Our tool combines hazard risk data with broadband access information so communities can maximize the resilience and effectiveness of their broadband infrastructure projects funded under the Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) program.
Broadband networks play a critical role in connecting communities and fostering economic growth. However, networks face numerous challenges posed by extreme weather. Wildfires, extreme temperatures, flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes, and other weather-related events can disrupt and damage broadband infrastructure, leading to service outages and hindering emergency response efforts. Since retrofitted and new infrastructure for broadband might be expected to have a lifetime of 20 years or more, entities applying for BEAD funding must account not only for current risks but also for the changing climate and increased frequency of extreme weather events.
The Broadband Climate Risk Mitigation Tool provides entities with a comprehensive set of resources to evaluate and address weather- and climate-related risks during broadband infrastructure planning and deployment. Our application enables the following:
To learn more, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org