Locate.utah.gov Wins IEDC Award for Excellence in Economic Development

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Broadband Outreach Center Director Kelleigh Cole accepts the IEDC award on behalf of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

The Utah Economic Development Map (Locate.utah.gov) has been awarded the highest honor for Excellence in Economic Development in the New Media category by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

 

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September 2016 Map of the Month: County Broadband Metrics from Address Points

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Click to open September 2016 Map of the Month

Our July 2016 map featured a statewide map of Utah address points colored by residential-class broadband speed. This month, we’ve used a similar approach to create a graphic that summarizes the accessible residential broadband speeds for each county. Continue reading

August 2016 Map of the Month: CAF Preliminary Phase II Blocks

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Click for interactive map of eligible Connect America Phase II census blocks in Utah

On August 10, 2016, The Wireline Competition Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a preliminary list of census blocks that have been deemed initially eligible for the Connect America Phase II auction. [FCC announcement]

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NTIA Requests Comment From IPv6 Adopters

NTIA Ipv6The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has issued a Request for Comment to help inform their efforts to drive the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) transition.  By 2020, an anticipated 200 billion devices around the world will be connected to the Internet.  This demand for IP addresses will drastically exceed the IP version 4 (IPv4) capacity.  The NTIA intends to help drive the pace of IPv6 adoption by promoting best practices and offering incentives to transition. Continue reading

FCC Publishes A-CAM Challenge Order

FCC A-CAM Challenge OrderThe Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has published the Alternative Connect America Cost Model (A-CAM) Challenge Order.  After several cost model revisions and data refinements, the Wireline Competition Bureau began the recent challenge process on April 17, 2016.  In this proceeding, the Bureau received 146 comments with 273 requests to modify A-CAM coverage data.  The Bureau granted 80 requests, denied 73 requests, and declined to act on 124 requests.

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New Research Suggests Changing Digital Divide

pew 2The Pew Research Center has published a new report indicating progress towards reducing the digital divide between Latino and white populations.  Since 2009, the number of Latino adults who report using the Internet has risen from 64% to 84%.  The Internet usage rate also grew 9% for white adults from 80% to 89%.  This results in a 5 percentage point gap between Latinos and whites using data from 2015, improving significantly upon the 16% difference between the two ethnic groups in 2009. Continue reading