On December 29, the U.S. Department of Commerce and First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) announced that all 50 States as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virigin Islands have accepted the FirstNet proposals for their state and districts. Continue reading
Our December 2017 Map of the Month highlights Utah’s statewide “Address Point” map layer — a vital, statewide information asset. The Address Point map layer is a collection of all of the addressed properties in Utah, known to, and shared by county government.
But wait! Don’t go away just yet, as the story and impact of Utah’s Address Points has broad implications and appeal for broadband and beyond. It is, however, appropriate to mention right away that this data asset, at a state-level owes its beginning to the Broadband Outreach Center and the initial state broadband mapping and planning grant efforts led and administered by the Utah Public Service Commission. Continue reading
The Federal Communications Commission, on December 14, has voted to repeal the Net Neutrality rules along party lines. Continue reading
David J. Redl, a nominee of President Trump, was sworn in November 7 as Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). The vote was fairly unanimous from the Senate, viewing Redl’s experience in policy and political affairs as being a positive addition to the NTIA’s goals.
On Thursday, November 9th, a “state-of-the-art” broadband network operations center was unveiled at the Utah Education and Telehealth Network (UETN) on the University of Utah campus. Continue reading
The National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) recognized individuals and organizations in Utah, including Kelleigh Cole’s excellence within the Utah’s Broadband Outreach Center, for a Geospatial Excellence Award. Continue reading