The Broadband Inventory is a centralized source for published Federal broadband applications, forms, lease agreements, policies and procedures, and process documents from the 14 Federal departments, agencies, and offices that belong to the Broadband Executive Order Working Group, established by the June 14, 2012 Executive Order (E.O.) No. 13616, “Accelerating Broadband Infrastructure Deployment.” The E.O. specifically calls for increased accessibility and usability of Federal broadband documentation to help to promote and facilitate wired and wireless broadband infrastructure deployment on Federal lands, buildings, and rights of way; federally assisted highways; and tribal and individual Indian trust lands, particularly in underserved communities. Although the majority of this documentation is also housed on agency-specific websites, this central document inventory is provided to make these resources easily accessible to wireless providers, public safety, and others who undergo Federal reviews prior to broadband deployment.
The Broadband Inventory below may be filtered by responsible agency, function, and/or resource type to help users find what they are looking for more quickly and efficiently. Below is a general explanation of each “function,” or category of Federal action, for which resources are provided:
- Licensing: Relates to an owner giving permission to an individual or an entity to use real property (e.g., Federal asset) for a specific purpose, such as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licensing of telecommunications towers.
- Leasing: Relates to a temporary agreement in which a Federal landlord grants a tenant the right to occupy real property (e.g., Federal land or building) for a specific timeframe, and the tenant agrees to terms and conditions set forth by the landlord.
- Permitting: Relates to Federal authorization or consent to perform certain activities (e.g., construction, maintenance, and/or installation) on Federal property or rights of way,
- Funding: Relates to the issuance of Federal funds to non-Federal recipients for broadband-related projects and the corresponding regulations and compliance requirements attached to those funds.
The “Resource types” category allows you to sort by tools and templates (e.g., checklists, online and software resources, and databases), policies and procedures (e.g., guidance or strategy documents, forms, and processes), or case studies/successes (e.g., best practices).
|Title||Description||Function||Resource Type||Responsible Agency|
Mapping database to assist in identifying possible Federal or state owned assets for use in broadband deployment.
|Leasing||Tools and Templates||Department of Interior|
|FS-2700-10B Communications Use Lease||
U.S. Forest Service Communications lease form for users of U.S. Forest Service lands that would like to place communications assets on them.
|Permitting||Tools and Templates||U.S. Forest Service|
|Cultural Resources Reference List||
List of helpful resources for applicants completing Section 106 reviews.
|Multiple||Tools and Templates||U.S. Department of Agriculture|
|SF299 - Application for Transportation and Utility Systems and Facilities on Federal Lands||
Application for Transportation and Utility Systems and Facilities on Federal Lands
|Multiple||Tools and Templates||General Services Administration|
|Current Administrative Boundaries of the National Park System Units||
National Park Service unit boundaries. Service wide boundary set for display and general analysis purposes.
|Permitting||Tools and Templates||National Parks Service|
|US Federal Wilderness Areas||
Mapping for broadband applicants to identify critical areas that project may intersect US Federal wilderness areas. This will allow for applicants to ensure that they are aware of where these lands intersect with their deployment plans.
|Permitting||Tools and Templates||Fish and Wildlife Service|
|E-106 System Demo||
Online demo for users of the Federal Communications Commission E106 system that assists in tracking and coordinating Section 106 reviews for all stakeholders.
|Multiple||Tools and Templates||Federal Communications Commission|
|Public Land Survey System||
Link to the official boundary surveys of all Federal-interest lands in the United States. Serves as a foundational layer.
|Permitting||Tools and Templates||Bureau of Land Management|
|Public Safety Technical Assistance Tools||
Tools for public safety practitioners to help in identifying areas of coverage and locating areas in need of coverage. These can be utilized to develop a plan on broadband deployment within the auspices of the National Public Safety Broadband Network. Includes the following: 1)Frequency Mapping Tool, 2) Mobile Data Survey Tool, 3) Narrowband License Status Tool, 4) Narrowband Summary Tracker Tool.
|Multiple||Tools and Templates||Department of Homeland Security|