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utah-state-capitolThe Utah Broadband Project will be hosting booths at the Utah State Capitol this week for Maps on the Hill and Utah’s Rural Legislative Day. This is a great opportunity for the public and legislators to learn about the Utah Broadband Project and the importance of broadband to Utah’s economy.

Maps on the Hill will be held on January 29. This event will give a great opportunity for professionals to share maps and mapping projects with elected officials, fellow Utah mapmakers, and the public. One of the key tenets of the Utah Broadband Project is the mapping of broadband in the State of Utah.

The Utah Broadband Project will display the Utah Broadband Map, which depicts broadband service availability around the state. Users are able to display Internet availability by legislative districts, cities, counties and specific Internet service providers.

Rural Legislative Day, held on January 31,  will provide a chance for the public to meet with legislators to address rural issues impacting  local businesses and governments.

Rural communities across Utah are now  utilizing broadband to attract  businesses that traditionally would only be successful located in more urban areas. This event will give an opportunity for the public and legislators a chance to have questions answered on broadband service and broadband related issues.  Attendees will also have a chance to hear from Governor Gary Herbert and Lt. Governor Spencer Cox, as well as some of Utah’s legislative leaders.