The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $469,300 to the Utah Education and Telehealth Network (UETN) through its Rural Development Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program. Continue reading
Salt 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, 2014. Continue reading
According to a new report, “Computer and Internet Use in the United States: 2013” released by the U.S. Census, Utah is ranked number one in the nation for the percentage (94.9 percent) of residents who live in a home with a computer. Continue reading
Starting November 13th, the FCC will be implementing an AWS-3 (Advanced Wireless Service) spectrum auction. This will be the largest spectrum auction since 2008. Continue reading
The 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
Our 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
The Utah Broadband Project has released the Utah Broadband Plan, which details strategies and key initiatives to help increase broadband deployment, adoption and connectivity throughout the State of Utah. Continue reading
The 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.