Twice a year, the Utah Broadband Project updates the statewide broadband coverage map data. Utah’s latest update was submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on April 1, 2014. All mapping updates by broadband providers and the Project’s mapping team are recorded in this summary of changes document.
In light of this latest update, April’s map of the month focuses on the current broadband landscape in Utah. Continue reading →
Video of the Rural Broadband Workshop hosted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on March 19, 2014, is now available. The day-long workshop featured discussions on the unique challenges of broadband deployment and adoption in rural America.
Last month, the Utah Broadband Project published a Public Access Page, listing public facilities, throughout the state, where computer access and wireless Internet is available and free for general use.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will be hosting a Rural Broadband Workshop on March 19, 2014. This workshop will focus on the importance of broadband in rural America and include presentations designed to discuss the impact broadband has on education, healthcare and economic development.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has launched crowd-sourcing apps for Android and iOS mobile devices, designed to measure mobile broadband and contribute to an open data resource that can be used to assess performance across the nation.
The new apps accurately measure your mobile broadband performance and display an in-depth view of speed components (e.g. download and upload speed, latency, and packet loss). They also keep a historical record of mobile speeds for comparison of performance over time.
This month’s installment in our Map of the Month series looks at the number of broadband providers capable of providing a ‘fixed’ broadband connection at a defined advertised speed threshold to residential consumers across the state.
The term ‘fixed’ broadband includes cable, DSL/copper, and fiber optic wireline-based technologies, as well as fixed wireless technologies. Basically, everything except for broadband provided directly to smart phones and other mobile devices qualifies as ‘fixed’ broadband.
Recently, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking comment on potential experimental programs which will allow funding from the Connect America Fund (CAF) to go to rural broadband providers for pilot projects. These pilot projects will help the FCC learn what approaches work best for expanding broadband service in rural areas of the United States.
This year’s FilmUtah magazine features an article on the Utah Broadband Project and the importance of broadband for filmmakers.
The article focuses on how technology is changing the ways films are made, making filmmakers more dependent on broadband than ever. So whether it is the red rocks in southern Utah, the Bonneville Salt Flats or the vistas along the Wasatch Front, filmmakers are setting up their offices on location. Continue reading →