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
deploymen...
Website: broadband.utah.gov
Residential Broadband on Tribal Lands
Basic Needs
• Nearly 100% have access to
basic broadband that allows
for basic web f...
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
Sub...
Regional Broadband Planning
Councils
Tasked with:
• Identifying regional
issues, priorities and goals
related to broadband...
Federal News and Updates
FCC’s Native Nations Office
www.fcc.gov/topic/native-nations
– Broadcast : August 20 Webinar rega...
Tara Thue
Manager, Utah Broadband Project
Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development
Contact:
tthue@utah.gov
Web: broa...
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Native American Summit Presentation

  1. 1. Utah Native American Summit August 14, 2013
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. Website: broadband.utah.gov
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Utah’s Most Unserved Counties 1.Kane 2.Rich 3.Grand 4.Juab 5.Beaver
  6. 6. Current Project Initiatives Utah Broadband Advisory Council Regional Broadband Planning Councils Ongoing Biannual Data Submissions Sustainable Address Point Data
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Tara Thue Manager, Utah Broadband Project Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development Contact: tthue@utah.gov Web: broadband.utah.gov @utahbroadband

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