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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 Agency
U.S. Forest Service Handbook - Chapter 90 Communications Site Management

Chapter in the U.S. Forest Service Handbook that addresses Communications Site Management.

Permitting Policies and Procedures Department of Agriculture
U.S. Forest Service Handbook - Chapter 40 Special Uses Administration

Chapter in the U.S. Forest Service Handbook addresses administration of special uses on lands managed by the Forest Service.

Permitting Policies and Procedures Department of Agriculture
U.S. Forest Service Communications Site Map Viewer

An interactive map viewer that provides information on communications sites across the United States that are located on lands managed by the Forest Service.

Permitting Tools and Templates Department of Agriculture
Special Uses-Applying for a Permit

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Permitting Policies and Procedures Department of Agriculture
FS-2700-10a Telecommunications Facility Inventory

The Forest Service uses the information provided on this form to determine the annual rent for a communications facility based on the authorization holder an

Permitting Forms Department of Agriculture
FS-2700-10 Technical Data for Communications Uses

The form used by the Forest Service to collect information and to evaluate the compatibility of communications equipment at a communications site to minimize

Permitting Forms Department of Agriculture
FS-2700-10c Communications Use Permit

Standard permit form used by the Forest Service to authorize occupancy and use of National Forest System lands by another Federal entity.

Permitting Forms Department of Agriculture
Master Antenna Templates

As required by the MOBILE NOW Act, GSA created Master Antenna Forms for use by the landholding executive agencies when leasing federal rooftop space and land

Multiple Tools and Templates
US Forest Service Manual, Chapter 2710 - "Special Use Authorizations"

U.S. Forest Service Manual chapter that details U.S. Forest Service policy/authority/procedures regarding Special use authorizations on U.S.

Permitting Policies and Procedures U.S. Forest Service
US Forest Service Manual, Chapter 2720 "Special Use Administrations"

U.S. Forest Service Manual chapter that details U.S.

Permitting Policies and Procedures U.S. Forest Service