In the next couple months, both the Minimum Service Standards and the National Verifier for the Lifeline Program will be going through integral changes.
A recent study by Economists Incorporated evaluated the impact of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) recent efforts to remove barriers toward investment into next generation wireless and wireline broadband networks. This change will accelerate the transition from copper networks to next-generation services. Continue reading
President Trump announced late last month his intention to nominate Brandan Carr for the last remaining seat in the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Continue reading
Residential Map Provider Requests Density May 1 – July 6 2017
Over 6 years ago the Utah Broadband Outreach Center first released the state’s Residential Broadband Map (original KSL press release).
Since then, Utah’s over 60 broadband providers have worked with the Broadband Outreach Center to provide up to date maps of broadband coverage and speeds so that residential users can discover and compare internet options at any given location in the state.
This month we look at how and where visitors to the site are using the residential broadband map, over a recent 2 month period (May 1 to June 6, 2017), to obtain broadband information. Continue reading
President Trump announced that rural broadband will be included in his $1 trillion infrastructure plan. He discussed his plans on a campus tour last week saying it is crucial to improve broadband availability in rural areas. Continue reading
The Broadband Outreach Center began collecting residential broadband coverage maps from providers over six years ago. Continue reading
The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) has announced a grant for Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) to be awarded for Fiscal year 2017. Continue reading
On May 8, 2017, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) issued a Program Comment for an accelerated review of communication projects on Federal Lands and Property.
According to a recent McKinsey article, Internet of Things adoption has optimistic outlooks on new technological advances as well as plenty of room for growth and innovation. Continue reading
President Donald Trump has announced his nomination for Jessica Rosenworcel to fill the democratic slot at the Federal Communications Commission.