Utah Broadband Project
The Utah Broadband Project is a joint effort between the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), the Public Service Commission (PSC), and the Department of Technology Services’ Automated Geographic Reference Center (AGRC) to develop a statewide map of available broadband services and a plan to increase broadband adoption and deployment in the state.
The Utah Broadband Project is working with broadband providers, local and state policymakers, consumers, community institutions, and other stakeholders to explore the state of broadband in Utah, improve efficiencies, and expand deployment and usage statewide.Economic development, energy efficiency, and advances in education and health care rely not only on broadband infrastructure, but also on the knowledge and tools to leverage that infrastructure.
This initiative is being undertaken across all 50 states through the State Broadband Initiative (SBI) Program, which is being administered by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. The SBDD Program implements the joint purposes of the Recovery Act and the Broadband Data Improvement Act, which envisioned a comprehensive program, led by state entities or non-profit organizations working at their direction, to facilitate the integration of broadband and information technology into state and local economies.
Broadband Project News
Telecommunications and Information Administration. The SBI Program implements the joint purposes of the Recovery Act and the Broadband Data Improvement Act, which envisioned a comprehensive program, led by state entities or non-profit organizations working at their direction, to facilitate the integration of broadband and information technology into state and local economies.
- Fall 2013 Broadband Data Submission
- 2013 Broadband Summit: How Government Utilizes Social Media
- UDCC Launches New Website
- Plans Begin for Public Safety Network
- Sept 2013 Map of the Month: Mobile BB on USFS and BLM Land
- Don’t Forget to Register for the 2013 Broadband Tech Summit
- Farewell, My Friends!
- August 2013 Map of the Month: Broadband on Tribal Lands
“Like electricity a century ago, broadband is a foundation for economic growth, job creation, global competitiveness and a better way of life.· It is enabling entire new industries and unlocking vast new possibilities for existing ones.· It is changing how we educate children, deliver health care, manage energy, ensure public safety, engage government, and access, organize and disseminate knowledge.”
-National Broadband Plan, Federal Communications Commission, 2010
The Utah Broadband Advisory Council was formed in June 2011, and meets to coordinate and collaborate on broadband adoption and deployment efforts in the State of Utah. The Council also strives to provide the Governor and Legislature with recommendations and policy guidance. Members of the Council represent a diverse group of interests including legislators, economic development, state and local government, healthcare, education, libraries, public safety and tribal entities.