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|
|Tower Construction Notification System||
Federal Communications Commission notification system for tribal consultations when siting on tribal lands. This systems allows applicants to coordinate with the different stakeholders when deploying assets on tribal lands. It creates a more efficient tribal review process.
|Multiple||Tools and Templates||Federal Communications Commission|
|Cultural Resources Reference List||
List of helpful resources for applicants completing Section 106 reviews.
|Multiple||Tools and Templates||U.S. Department of Agriculture|
Mapping database to assist in identifying possible Federal or state owned assets for use in broadband deployment.
|Leasing||Tools and Templates||Department of Interior|
|2009-2015 Per Acre Rent Schedule||
Rent schedule from Bureau of Land Management so that applicants can accurately estimate costs per acre through 2015. This provides applicants and others utilizing Rights of ways to create a a steady and consistent investment case as costs are identified for the current and forthcoming years.
|Permitting||Tools and Templates||Bureau of Land Management|
|Smart Location Database||
Mapping for broadband applicants to identify critical areas that project may intersect General Services Administration properties.
|Permitting||Tools and Templates||Environmental Protection Agency|
|Rights of way/Utilities Federal Highway Administration Policy||
Explanation of utility programs, highway rights of way, laws and regulations and additional publications and links on these subjects.
|Permitting||Policies and Procedures||Department of Transportation|
Website walks applicants through the rights of way process to make it as transparent as possible for siting facilities on land administered by Bureau of Land Management.
|Permitting||Policies and Procedures||Bureau of Land Management|
|Sample Communications Site Management Plan||
Sample U.S. Forest Service Site Management Plan for applicants to borrow from and create their own for sites on United States Forest Service land. This template will provide applicants with an efficient and easy way to complete a critical piece of the applications process for utilizing U.S. Forest Service land.
|Permitting||Tools and Templates||U.S. Forest Service|
|Section 106 Assistance for Users||
Document repository with guidance and background materials about the Section 106 review.
|Multiple||Tools and Templates||Advisory Council on Historic Preservation|
|Section 106 Success Stories||
Section 106 review success stories that share best practices for completing the review. These documents explain the benefits of Section 106 review to the public, elected officials, Federal agencies and preservation partners. Success stories include the following: 1)African Burial GroundBridge of Lions, 2)Nine Mile Canyon, 3)Capeheart Wherry Army Housing, 4) Riverfront Expressway, 5) Eisenhower Veterans Affairs Medical Center 6) Monroe Shops, 7) Redstone Castle, Montford Point Camp
|Multiple||Case Studies||Advisory Council on Historic Preservation|