The Utah Education Network has been awarded a grant by the Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) in the first round of the Broadband Technologies Opportunities Program (BTOP) as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
Utah Anchors: A Community Broadband Project
In February 2010 UEN received a $13.5 million award from NTIA for our Round 1 BTOP infrastructure application, Utah Anchors: A Community Broadband Project. It will serve over 130 community anchor sites.
It will extend fiber-based 1000MB broadband to 62 Elementary Schools, 100MB broadband to 26 Charter Schools and 35 Public Libraries, and broadband Ethernet (both fiber and copper) to 7 central Head Start programs.
Improvements will occur in 59 communities in rural and urban areas of Utah. A total of 35,160 households and 309 businesses will be adjacent to locations where the broadband infrastructure is being installed.