The Broadband Outreach Center’s mapping team works with over 60 broadband providers to maintain mapping data on broadband availability in Utah. The broadband mapping data is used to inform stakeholders on the broadband landscape in Utah and is used in the Center’s interactive maps, map of the month series, and other special mapping projects and requests. See the Maps and Data resources page for more information.
To submit broadband coverage data for inclusion on our maps, contact the Center.
The Center collects mapping data on fixed and mobile broadband service marketed primarily towards a residential market. Fixed services include service directly to an end user over a fixed connection via fixed wireless, cable, DSL, fiber to the home, or other copper wireline.
How to submit residential broadband data:
1. Mapping data representing actual coverage service areas may be submitted in the following formats:
- Google Earth KMZ files or ESRI GIS files.
- Hardcopy or digital service coverage map.
- Infrastructure information to derive service coverage. All infrastructure data is kept proprietary
- Fixed wireless providers are requested to submit tower locations and related information. The Center will derive line-of-sight coverage footprint for provider review.
2. Basic information is needed to finalize your submission:
• Provider DBA Name
• Technology of transmission (mobile, fixed wireless, DSL, fiber to the home, or other copper wireline)
• Actual maximum advertised download and upload speeds marketed to a residential market. Advertised speeds must be able to be confirmed by the Center.
Locate.utah.gov maps commercial fiber availability. It also utilizes the residential broadband mapping data to communicate what providers are in a given area. There are two categories of commercial fiber service, short term (service can be provided within an average time frame of 1-3 months) and custom (service can be provided within an average time frame of 3-9 months). Fiber availability is aggregated to a statewide grid. Broadband providers that provide fiber to commercial end users can submit mapping data two ways:
1. Fiber editing application: This application allows broadband providers to create a username and login and edit their fiber availability directly.
2. Mapping data: Google Earth KMZ files or ESRI files. It is recommended that providers that submit mapping data directly still utilize the fiber editing application to verify mapping data accuracy.