The most recent Akamai State of the Internet report for the Second Quarter has affirmed Utah’s ranking as 5th fastest in the nation. In Q2, Utah saw an average connection speed of 18.9 Mbps, and an average peak connection speed of 78.9 Mbps. Continue reading
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA’s) most recent data confirms that the digital divide remains. The July 2015 Computer and Internet Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey reveals that in 2015, 27% of all U.S. households did not use the Internet at home.
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).
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) under the Department of Commerce (DOC), along with The National Science Foundation (NSF), are looking for feedback on the National Broadband Research Agenda on the topic of broadband data collection. Continue reading
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s BroadbandUSA has released a new stakeholder outreach guide aimed at community leaders hoping to improve local broadband. The guide reviews strategies for stakeholder engagement and selection, outreach planning, and evaluating impact. Continue reading
Government Technology Magazine recently published an article by Adam Stone exploring the role of government in closing the broadband connectivity gap. The story features three case examples from the City of Austin, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and the State of Utah Broadband Outreach Center. Continue reading