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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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March 2017 Map of the Month: Utah’s Local, Special Service, and Redevelopment Districts

Click to open map of the month: tax entities density

Local and special service districts are an important user constituency for broadband services. In addition to broadband use at district headquarters, many are also dependent on broadband for field and infrastructure operations.

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September 2016 Map of the Month: County Broadband Metrics from Address Points

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Our July 2016 map featured a statewide map of Utah address points colored by residential-class broadband speed. This month, we’ve used a similar approach to create a graphic that summarizes the accessible residential broadband speeds for each county. Continue reading

August 2016 Map of the Month: CAF Preliminary Phase II Blocks

August Map of the Month 2016

Click for interactive map of eligible Connect America Phase II census blocks in Utah

On August 10, 2016, The Wireline Competition Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a preliminary list of census blocks that have been deemed initially eligible for the Connect America Phase II auction. [FCC announcement]

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March 2016 Map of the Month: Utah School Technology Study

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The March Map of the Month highlights UETN’s Utah School Technology Study.

This past Fall (2015), the Utah Education and Telehealth Network (UETN) commissioned a comprehensive, statewide technology inventory across Utah’s public and charter schools. Data was collected in November and December from 100% of Utah public schools, including charter schools, accounting for 989 schools serving nearly 627,000 students. Continue reading

February 2016 MOTM: States’ FirstNet Coverage Objective Maps Released in RFP

FirstNet February map of the month

FirstNet coverage objective map (v.1.0) for the western US.

The federal-level First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) issued its Request for Proposals (RFP) for the deployment of the nationwide public safety broadband network on January 13.

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Fall 2015 Provider Updates to Utah’s Broadband Map

utah broadband providers updatesLast fall, the Broadband Outreach Center’s mapping team worked with 23 Utah broadband providers to update the residential broadband map. An additional 14 broadband providers confirmed no updates. This was the first time map updates were actively collected by the team since the Broadband Outreach Center was created and broadband provider participation was as high as it has been in the last 5 years. To learn more about the Center’s map data efforts, check out the data submission guidance webpage. Continue reading

January 2016 Map of the Month: Broadband Access & Employment

Jan 2016 Map of the Month

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Happy New Year and welcome to the first 2016 installment of the Broadband Outreach Center’s Map of the Month series.

This month we’ve mashed up two state-by-state level datasets that, together, show relationships between access of high speed Internet and overall employment rates. The map color codes each state into one of nine classes, each of which considers broadband and employment rates together.

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December 2015 Map of the Month: New Online Map Gallery

online map gallerySince its inception in April 2012, over 40 maps have been published in the Utah Broadband Outreach Center‘s Map of the Month series. And, that’s in addition to the BOC’s mainstay maps like the residential broadband service map and locate.utah.gov, the commercial fiber availability map.  For this end of the year addition to the MOTM series, we have reorganized BOC maps and map apps into an all-in-one online map gallery. The gallery presents overview graphics and text descriptions for each map. Continue reading

November 2015 Map of the Month: Commercial Fiber Service Availability

Commercial fiber utahThe November 2015 Map of the Month shows, at a statewide scale, the current commercial fiber-based broadband service availability reported to the Broadband Outreach Center for inclusion on the locate.utah.gov site.

The Utah Economic Development Map (locate.utah.gov), which was released in May, features the availability of fiber broadband service together with other considerations attractive to relocating businesses such as utility, transportation, education, and recreation resources.

The fiber broadband service on this interactive web map is portrayed using 1 km hexagons (diameter), according to two general categories of service:

  • Short Order Fiber Service Availability (typically within 30 days), and
  • Custom Order Fiber Service (typically within 9 months).

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