Utah Rural Telecom Association Annual Conference

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Utah Broadband Project presentation to the annual conference of the Utah Rural Telecom Association in St. George Utah, March 14, 2012.

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Utah Rural Telecom Association Annual Conference

  1. 1. Utah Rural TelecomAssociation Conference March 14, 2012
  2. 2. “Increase businessopportunities in rural Utahby identifying unserved andunderserved high-speedInternet service areas andby developing a plan toextend broadband servicestatewide”
  3. 3. The Utah Broadband Project Purpose To develop a statewide map of available broadband services and aplan to increase broadband adoption and deployment in the state.
  4. 4. Website: http://broadband.utah.gov
  5. 5. Twitter: @utahbroadband
  6. 6. Monthly Newslettersend request email to: kcole@utah.gov
  7. 7. Where does all this data go anyway?MAPPING UPDATES
  8. 8. • Focus on identifying relevant providers • Develop broadband provider relationships • Gathering accurate dataYear 1 • Create an interactive broadband map • Continue bi-annual data gathering • Hold interactive data review sessions with providers • Validate/verify dataYear 2 • Conduct wireless drive test • Continue bi-annual data gathering and review sessions • Create a “higher-capacity” map for Anchor Institutions and Economic DevelopmentYear 3 • Make improvements to the state’s address point database • Continue bi-annual data gathering and review sessions • Continue refining the state’s address pointsYear 4 • Funding expiresYear 5
  9. 9. Has your company reviewed your current data submission?• We will be submitting data for this round to NTIA on April 1, for use in the National Broadband Map• The National Broadband Map is expected to be used for funding determinations by the FCC…is your data accurate?• Please visit our interactive map and check your service area and speeds—TODAY!
  10. 10. Using Mapping Data for Broadband Planning:UNSERVED UTAH HOUSEHOLDS
  11. 11. October 2011 Service Areas Wireless Wireline
  12. 12. Summary of Findings99.78% of Utah households are served by some form of broadband• Approximately 2,123 Utah households still lack any broadband access99.3% of Utah households have a choice of two or more broadbandproviders• More than 98% of housing units in 19 counties have a choice of two or more broadband providersOut of Utah’s 29 counties, 12 entire counties lack any residential fiber access• 12.33% have residential fiber service available – Up from 11.93% just 6 months ago – This is an addition of 3,872 householdsFive of Utah’s 29 counties lack any broadband access from fixed wirelessproviders (Carbon, Duchesne, Rich, Uintah, and Wayne Counties)
  13. 13. Summary of FindingsWayne County has the highestpercentage, at 4.61%, of unservedhouseholds in the state(representing only 71 households)• 4.54% are unserved in San Juan County (254 HHs)• 3.81% in Garfield County (119 HHs)• 2.69% in Piute County (23 HHs)• 2.39% in Kane County (117 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
  14. 14. True early-adopter status story…HOW DOES UTAH COMPARENATIONALLY?
  15. 15. Available SpeedsUtah #4 in the Nationfor Internet Speed —Ranked Above AllOther Western States
  16. 16. Urban vs. Rural Speeds by State In Utah, the urban/rural divide is est. at 2-4%*Source: “Broadband Statistics Report: Broadband Availability in Urban vs. Rural Areas” National Broadband Map, NTIA. Data as of June2011, Report published February 2012
  17. 17. Utah Leads the Nation in Home Broadband Adoption Utah ranks #1 in the Nation for home broadband adoption, with approximately 80% of Utah Households using broadband -compared with 69% Nationally
  18. 18. Broadband Adoption
  19. 19. What about demand? A 2011 survey conducted by USU and SUUconcluded that there is no urban/rural gap in demand for broadband in Utah. The study also concluded that overall ruralresidents were more willing to pay more for broadband services than their urban counterparts.
  20. 20. Questions for providers and stakeholders…1. How do we reach the last 20% of non-adopters? – Can we target specific areas? Demographic categories? Interests?2. Have ‘digital literacy’ campaigns been implemented already? – Did people attend? – Were they effective?3. Other thoughts on adoption or digital literacy in Utah?
  21. 21. Upcoming Project Plans:USING BROADBAND MAPPING FORECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
  22. 22. Maximum Advertised SpeedFor Consumers Maximum Available Residential Speed 50 mbps+ 25- 50 mbps 10- 25 mbps 6- 10 mbps 3- 6 mbps 1.5- 3 mbps 768 kbps- 1.5 mbps
  23. 23. Maximum Speed In Utah’sPopulated AreasAggregated Metro AreasApproxPopulation ! 42552 or less ! 42553 - 72897 ! 72898 - 82825 Also follow color scheme! 82826 - 112488 below! 112489 - 186440Maximum Speed Available By Community 50 mbps+ 25 - 50 mbps 10 - 25 mbps 6 - 10 mbps 3 - 6 mbps 1.5 - 3 mbpsMaximum Available Residential Speed 50 mbps+ 25- 50 mbps 10- 25 mbps 6- 10 mbps 3- 6 mbps 1.5- 3 mbps 768 kbps- 1.5 mbps
  24. 24. Schematic Connection Lines(UEN Networks Shown) UEN Network Lines Aggregated Metro Areas ApproxPopulation ! 42552 or less ! 42553 - 72897 ! 72898 - 82825 Also follow color scheme ! 82826 - 112488 below ! 112489 - 186440 Maximum Speed Available By Community 50 mbps+ 25 - 50 mbps 10 - 25 mbps 6 - 10 mbps 3 - 6 mbps 1.5 - 3 mbps Maximum Available Residential Speed 50 mbps+ 25- 50 mbps 10- 25 mbps 6- 10 mbps 3- 6 mbps 1.5- 3 mbps 768 kbps- 1.5 mbps
  25. 25. Areas Served By Fiber Fiber Areas UEN Network Lines Aggregated Metro Areas ApproxPopulation ! 42552 or less ! 42553 - 72897 ! 72898 - 82825 Also follow color scheme ! 82826 - 112488 below ! 112489 - 186440 Maximum Speed Available By Community 50 mbps+ 25 - 50 mbps 10 - 25 mbps 6 - 10 mbps 3 - 6 mbps 1.5 - 3 mbps Maximum Available Residential Speed 50 mbps+ 25- 50 mbps 10- 25 mbps 6- 10 mbps 3- 6 mbps 1.5- 3 mbps 768 kbps- 1.5 mbps
  26. 26. A Closer Look: Duchesne County Fiber Areas UEN Network Lines Aggregated Metro Areas ApproxPopulation ! 42552 or less ! 42553 - 72897 ! 72898 - 82825 Also follow color scheme ! 82826 - 112488 below ! 112489 - 186440 Maximum Speed Available By Community 50 mbps+ 25 - 50 mbps 10 - 25 mbps 6 - 10 mbps 3 - 6 mbps 1.5 - 3 mbps Maximum Available Residential Speed 50 mbps+ 25- 50 mbps 10- 25 mbps 6- 10 mbps 3- 6 mbps 1.5- 3 mbps 768 kbps- 1.5 mbps
  27. 27. A Closer Look: Cache County Fiber Areas UEN Network Lines Aggregated Metro Areas ApproxPopulation ! 42552 or less ! 42553 - 72897 ! 72898 - 82825 Also follow color scheme ! 82826 - 112488 below ! 112489 - 186440Maximum Speed Available By Community 50 mbps+ 25 - 50 mbps 10 - 25 mbps 6 - 10 mbps 3 - 6 mbps 1.5 - 3 mbps Maximum Available Residential Speed 50 mbps+ 25- 50 mbps 10- 25 mbps 6- 10 mbps 3- 6 mbps 1.5- 3 mbps 768 kbps- 1.5 mbps
  28. 28. Questions for Providers…• How do we display redundancy?• What are the right requests to make?• What is a useful display?• Who will benefit the most from this type of mapping?• Feedback?
  29. 29. Utah Broadband Advisory CouncilHow can broadband providers andcommunity leaders get involved?
  30. 30. Utah Broadband Advisory Council Mission: To examine the condition of broadbandadoption and deployment in the State of Utah and to provide the Governor and Legislature with recommendations andpolicy guidance related to the findings of the Advisory Council.
  31. 31. Utah Broadband Advisory Council Next Meeting: *TODAY* March 14, 1:30-3:30 p.m. @ Hilton Garden Inn, St. George RSVP to: KCole@Utah.gov
  32. 32. Other Upcoming Events Governor’s Economic Summit April 10, Salt Lake City Broadband Advisory Council Meeting April 19, 10:00 a.m., GOED (new office location) 60 East South Temple, 3rd Floor, Salt Lake City Broadband Communities and Rural Telecommunications Congress— Combined Annual Conference April 24-26 Dallas, TX Schools, Healthcare and Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB) and USU-CAN Confernce: Creating Sustainable Broadband Solutions for Communities and Anchor Institutions May 22-24, Arlington, VA Utah Digital Government Conference (Panel planned on using broadband for economic development) June 14, Salt Lake City  For other broadband-related events and news, follow us on Twitter: @UtahBroadband
  33. 33. QUESTIONS? Tara Thue tthue@utah.gov 801-538-8742 or 801-541-3473Website: http://broadband.utah.gov

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