2013 Broadband Tech Summit Videos Available

Pete CodellaBroadband

The Utah Broadband Project and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) hosted the 2013 Broadband Tech Summit on October 24, 2013. The summit featured keynote speakers from Overstock.com, US Ignite and the University of Utah. Breakout sessions included topics on broadband planning for local governments, broadband and economic development, broadband availability, speed technology and coverage and integrating broadband technology into …

Utah’s Education Superhighway

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Utah’s children are no longer being educated to compete solely with students in the Intermountain West. More than ever, these students are competing on a global stage. Investing in information networks ensures that Utah’s students are ready and able to compete in this globalized economy. The Utah Education Network (UEN) connects Utah school districts, libraries, governments, higher education institutions, other public …

Fall 2013 Broadband Data Submission

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In preparation for the Fall 2013 Data Submission to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the Utah Broadband Project worked with 54 broadband providers over the last few months to either update their service areas and information, or confirm the accuracy of what the Project currently has mapped. All updates are now on …

Farewell, My Friends!

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It is with a mix of excitement and sorrow that I take this opportunity to announce my departure from my position in the broadband office at GOED.  I am pleased to let each of you know that I have accepted an offer with AT&T. They will be announcing more about this appointment in the coming weeks. However, as an important …

August 2013 Map of the Month: Broadband on Tribal Lands

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For August’s Map of the Month, the Utah Broadband Project is sharing maps made for use at the Governor’s Native American Summit, which took place August 14-15, 2013 at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. Broadband Availability by Speed with Tribal Areas: This map uses the Project’s statewide speed map, which is updated every 6 months. Areas owned by tribes …

Native American Summit Turns Vision Into Action

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This year’s Governor’s Native American Summit was held at Utah Valley University in Orem last week.  Tara Thue, Manager of the Utah Broadband Project, and Chris Conabee, Managing Director of Corporate Recruitment and Incentives for the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) were invited to give presentations on rural economic development.  Thue’s presentation focused on educating participants on broadband availability on tribal …