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Broadband Inventory

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 Agencysort descending
U.S. Forest Service Regions Map

Mapping tool for broadband applicants to identify critical areas where a project may intersect different U.S. Forest Service regions. 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
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
Assessment of Fees and Recovery of Costs for Antennas of Federal Agencies and Public Service Organizations

General Services Administration document detailing fees for applicants. The publication of this material is developed to create a more predictable investment environment for antenna placement on federally owned buildings.

Leasing Policies and Procedures General Services Administration
Revocable License for Non-Federal Use of Real Property

General Services Administration license for non-Federal users looking to place antennas on federally owned buildings.

Licensing Tools and Templates General Services Administration
Monthly General Services Administration Lease Inventory Map and Database

This inventory lists the status of General Services Administration leases with location and other important information so users can identify and create a strategy around Federal buildings that they may need to utilize. Please note: General Services Administration cannot lease antenna space on rooftops General Services Administration does not own, except in rare instances when General Services Administration has leased an entire building.

Leasing Tools and Templates General Services Administration
U.S. Government Lease of Real Property: Communications Space

Lease for communications space on Federally owned buildings.

Leasing 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 Code Title 16 - Conservation: Chapter 1 - National Parks, Military Parks, Monuments, and Seashores; Subchapter 1 - National Park Service

Policies and procedures for obtaining permits on National Parks Service lands

Permitting Policies and Procedures National Parks Service
Director's Order #53: Special Park Uses

Special Uses document defining activities and ways to obtain permits for it on National Parks Service land.

Permitting Policies and Procedures National Parks Service
Cultural Resources Reference List

List of helpful resources for applicants completing Section 106 reviews.

Multiple Tools and Templates U.S. Department of Agriculture