Upcoming Fall 2011NTIA Data Submission DUE ASAP (as in…last week )
Unserved utah households Using Mapping Data for Broadband Planning:
Data Inputs 2010 Census Block Data Trimmed Census Blocks to reflect only populated areas Process Data For each Census Block: How many providers serve it? At what speed? Using what technology(s) Summarize Pop. & Housing Units for Counties Cities Unincorporated Named Places (ex. Brighton, Magna) Broadband availability data submitted in April 2011
Summary of Findings 99.67% of Utah households are served by broadband Approximately 3,187 Utah households still lack broadband access Out of 246 incorporated cities/towns in Utah, approximately 177 have some form of broadband service provided to every household 98.56% of Utah households have a choice of two or more broadband providers 11.93% have residential fiber service available Out of Utah’s 29 counties, 14 entire counties lack any residential fiber access Five of Utah’s 29 counties lack any broadband access from fixed wireless providers (Carbon, Duchesne, Rich, Uintah, and Wayne Counties)
Summary of Findings Wayne County has the highest percentage, at 18.04%, of unserved households in the state (representing only 278 households) 15.36% are unserved in San Juan County (859 HHs) 5.22% in Garfield County (163 HHs) 3.64% in Kane County (178 HHs) 2.59% in Piute County (22 HHs)
This 5-county, Southeastern portion of the state has a total population of 31,373. For comparison, Salt Lake County’s population is 1,029,386 and Summit County’s 36,202
Use-case Scenario Results 99.41% of Utah households have “basic consumer” availability 88.46% of Utah households have “home office/entertainment” availability 79.12% of Utah households have “higher capacity” availability
Mapping Use-case Scenario Results Note: This map does not currently show class assignments for unincorporated, unnamed areas
Utah broadband advisory council Formed June 2011
Utah Broadband Advisory Council Mission: To examine the condition of broadband adoption and deployment in the State of Utah and to provide the Governor and Legislature with recommendations and policy guidance related to the findings of the Advisory Council.
Utah Broadband Advisory Council Members Objectives Discussion Topics Next Meeting: October 13, 8-10 a.m. (Location TBA)
Broadband mapping for business recruitment Upcoming Project Plans:
Businesses Demand High-Capacity Broadband…and Utah Can Deliver SLC is the western regional optical fiber nexus Strategic location for national connectivity Low industrial power rates Growing concentration of corporate & public data centers Twitter, Oracle, Overstock, NSA, Ebay… “Utah’s a bulls eye for data centers right now!” 5 distinct major destinations At least 8 distinct fiber paths
Higher-Capacity Services Mapping Use data from the Utah Education Network, other Community Anchor Institutions (DTS, Libraries, Government offices, etc.) and UDOT to build a base fiber availability map. Gather voluntary data from providers that are able to provide commercial-grade communications infrastructure to businesses or other high-capacity users. Including some information about redundancy (and possibly backbone connection points) A company designee for economic developers or site selectors to work with. Make map available on Broadband.Utah.gov website.
Other updates Additional Broadband Project items