Category Archives: Map of the Month

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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June 2016 Map of the Month: Where Utah is Connecting to Broadband

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Click for utah.gov visitation maps

This month’s maps explore two important areas that illustrate the important goal of having all Utah communities equipped with high speed broadband service.

The first maps look at usage patterns for online government services and information that is accessed directly from the main utah.gov website. The second set of maps depict the distribution of education enrollment for students attending virtual charter schools where the curriculum is taught entirely online. Continue reading