FCC Seeks Comment on Barriers to Infrastructure Investment

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Notice of Inquiry, and Request for Comment that would propose to remove regulatory barriers to wireline infrastructure investment, as well as a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Notice of Inquiry that commences an examination of the regulatory impediments to wireless network infrastructure investment and deployment. Continue reading

FCC Announces Membership of BDAC

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has appointed members to serve on the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC).  Elizabeth Pierce, Chief Executive Officer of Quintillion Subsea Operations, LLC, and Quintillion Networks, LLC (Quintillion), to serve as Chair of the BDAC, and Kelleigh Cole, Director of the Utah Broadband Outreach Center in the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, to serve as Vice Chair. Former Utah Congressman Jim Matheson has also been appointed to serve on the committee.

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March 2017 Map of the Month: Utah’s Local, Special Service, and Redevelopment Districts

Click to open map of the month: tax entities density

Local and special service districts are an important user constituency for broadband services. In addition to broadband use at district headquarters, many are also dependent on broadband for field and infrastructure operations.

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February 2017 Map of the Month: Fiber Along the Point of the Mountain

For February’s Map of the Month, we take a look at broadband infrastructure along the Point of the Mountain.  Following the decision to relocate the Utah State Prison, new coordinated efforts are taking place to create a comprehensive and strategic development plan for the area stretching south from Sandy through Lehi to Saratoga Springs.  Continue reading