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  • Utah Native American Summit August 14, 2013
  • Purpose To develop a statewide map of available broadband services and a plan to increase broadband adoption and deployment in the state. Utah Broadband Project
  • Website: broadband.utah.gov
  • Residential Broadband on Tribal Lands Basic Needs • Nearly 100% have access to basic broadband that allows for basic web functionality, such as web browsing or checking email. Home Office/Education Needs • Only 30% have access to broadband sufficient to allow for basic functionality, plus video streaming and photo uploads/downloads. 99.97% 0.00 Basic Coverage Y N 32.34 67.66 Education Coverage Y N
  • Utah’s Most Unserved Counties 1.Kane 2.Rich 3.Grand 4.Juab 5.Beaver
  • Current Project Initiatives Utah Broadband Advisory Council Regional Broadband Planning Councils Ongoing Biannual Data Submissions Sustainable Address Point Data
  • Regional Broadband Planning Councils Tasked with: • Identifying regional issues, priorities and goals related to broadband deployment and adoption • Participating in regional and state broadband outreach • Creating community awareness about broadband‐related issues; Formalizing a regional broadband plan
  • Federal News and Updates FCC’s Native Nations Office www.fcc.gov/topic/native-nations – Broadcast : August 20 Webinar regarding tribes applying for FM radio broadcasting – Tribal Mobility Fund: December reverse auction for unserved (mobile wireless) tribal areas – Tribal Government Engagement Obligation: FCC requiring telecom companies receiving federal support to engage with tribal leaders
  • Tara Thue Manager, Utah Broadband Project Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development Contact: tthue@utah.gov Web: broadband.utah.gov @utahbroadband