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Utah Broadband Planning Project Updates

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Presentation by Tara Thue to the 2011 Utah Broadband Provider Roundtable on 9/21/2011

Presentation by Tara Thue to the 2011 Utah Broadband Provider Roundtable on 9/21/2011

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  • 1. Welcome to the
    2011 Utah Broadband Provider Roundtable
    September 21, 2011
  • 2. “Increase business opportunities in rural Utah by identifying unserved and underserved high-speed Internet service areas and by developing a plan to extend broadband service statewide”
  • 3. The Utah Broadband Project
    Purpose
    To develop a statewide map of available broadband services and a plan to increase broadband adoption and deployment in the state.
  • 4. Website: http://broadband.utah.gov
  • 5. Additional Map Resources
    Basic Functionality:
    • What’s Available Here?
    • 6. Data Filters
    • 7. Map Display
    • 8. Use Map Search to “Zoom To”
  • Broadband Mapping: 100% Participation inApril 2011 NTIA Data Submission
    • DirectComm
    Emery
    Frontier
    Gunnison
    HughesNet
    InfoWest
    Integra
    Leap/Cricket
    Level3
    Manti
    Myvocom
    NeboNet
    NewEdge
    Qwest
    RiverCanyonWireless
    SatView
    SouthCentral
    Spanish Fork
    Sprint/Nextel
    Strata
    T-Mobile
    ThreeSixty
    Union
    Utah Broadband
    UTOPIA
    Veracity
    Verizon
    Wild Blue
    XOCommunications
    XpressWeb
  • Upcoming Fall 2011NTIA Data Submission
    DUE ASAP
    (as in…last week )
  • 21. Unserved utah households
    Using Mapping Data for Broadband Planning:
  • 22. 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
  • 23. Winter 2011 Broadband Service Areas47 Providers: Mobile, Fixed Wireless, Cable, DSL, Fiber
    Wireless
    Wireline
  • 24. 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)
  • 25. 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
  • 26. 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
  • 27. Mapping Use-case Scenario Results
    Note: This map does not currently show class assignments for unincorporated, unnamed areas
  • 28. Utah broadband advisory council
    Formed June 2011
  • 29. 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.
  • 30. Utah Broadband Advisory Council
    Members
    Objectives
    Discussion Topics
    Next Meeting:
    October 13, 8-10 a.m. (Location TBA)
  • 31. Broadband mapping for business recruitment
    Upcoming Project Plans:
  • 32. 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
  • 33. 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.
  • 34. Other updates
    Additional Broadband Project items
  • 35. Upcoming Events
    • Utah Entrepreneurship Day September 27, 2011 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Utah State Capitol Rotunda
    • 36. Mid-Course Workshop for Broadband Awardees: Accelerating Deployments and Driving Toward Sustainability October 5-7, 2011 Cleveland, Ohio
    • 37. PushButton Summit Digital Media Summit 2011October 13-15, 2011 Jordan Commons, Salt Lake City
    • 38. 2011 Rural Telecon: Annual Rural Telecommunications Congress Conference October 17-19 Raleigh, North Carolina
    • 39. Public Utilities and Technology Interim Committee MeetingOctober 19 9:00 a.m.
    • 40. For other broadband-related events,
    follow us on Twitter: @UtahBroadband
  • 41. QUESTIONS?Tara Thuetthue@utah.gov801-538-8742 or 801-541-3473Website: http://broadband.utah.gov