Category Archives: Map of the Month

July 2017 Map of the Month: ‘Where’ for the Utah Residential Broadband Map

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

April 2017 Map of the Month: ‘Where For’ locate.utah.gov

Locate.utah.gov heat maps at 2 scale levels (July 16 – April 17)

In May of 2015, the Broadband Outreach Center first launched the Utah Economic Development map (locate.utah.gov). This web map application allows companies and site selectors to interactively explore Utah from a vantage point of what’s important to business regarding available infrastructure and quality of life. Spoiler Alert: Version 2 of this site is expected to roll out next month. With this in mind, we thought a look at how the current site is being used would make for a good base line and broadband map of the month.

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December 2016 Map of the Month: Residential Access of 100+ Mbps

Click to open December 2016's map: Percent of Address Points with a Maximum Download Speed of at Least 100 Mbps

Click to open December 2016’s map: Percent of Address Points with a Maximum Download Speed of at Least 100 Mbps

As we wrap up another year of monthly broadband themed maps, the Broadband Outreach Center’s mapping team decided to create a holiday themed map showing the percentage of address points covered by at least 100 Mbps download. Continue reading

November 2016 Map of the Month: NTIA Data Explorer

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Wearable Device Use by State, July 2015

A new feature of the Data Explorer mapping tool created by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) illustrates just how important it is for Utah to remain a national broadband leader.  The tool compiles and visualizes data collected by the NTIA dating back to 1998, and the results show that Utah has been leading the pack for Internet adoption and use since the NTIA starting collecting data. Continue reading

October 2016 Map of the Month: State of Utah Facilities

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Click to open interactive state facilities map

The State of Utah owns buildings, sites, and other facilities in order to provide services across the state. Transportation, wildlife management, parks and recreation, and education, are just some of the missions that necessitate facilities operation. And of course, these are not only in the population centers of Utah, but also in some of the most rural parts of the state. Many of these facilities, but not all, require broadband internet to perform their duties sufficiently. State facilities, together with others operated by local government (K12 schools, libraries, etc), very often serve as anchor tenants for broadband service, creating the initial incentives for providers to bring higher speed and capacity to local communities.
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