Salt Lake City Seeking Comments on Utility Box Ordinance

salt lake city logoSalt Lake City has proposed changes to its Utility Box Ordinance, to ensure that the city has reliable access to telecommunication networks and communication services, while ensuring installations are achieved in a manner that preserves the aesthetic qualities of the community. The city recommends that parties submit comments by December 2, 2014Continue reading

Broadband Mapping Data Update: Fall 2014

BBMap_SpeedsSmall_fixedThe Utah Broadband Project’s mapping team has completed their twice yearly update to Utah’s broadband mapping coverage database. In October, the team submitted the updated database to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Continue reading

October 2014 Map of the Month: Utah and the new broadband mapping data format

ChangeDetectMapOur August 2014’s Map of the Month discussed and detailed the significant transition and associated data collection changes that the National Broadband Map (NBM) is slated to undergo.

The October map of the month highlights how the change will impact Utah’s coverage as displayed on the NBM, which is used by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and others to inform policy decisions. Continue reading

Rural Broadband Experiment Applications Delayed

fcc-logo_light-blue-onThe Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has allocated $100 million to the Rural Broadband Expansion Experiments program. This program will provide funding to deploy broadband networks in high-cost or extremely high-cost areas within eligible census blocks. Applications were due on October 14, 2014 but have been delayed. The Project team will publish more information as it is released.

An informational webinar is scheduled for Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. EDT.  Continue reading