Utilities Program (through EO: Accelerating Broadband Infrastructure Deployment 2012)

Federal Highway Administration

Program Type:

Reimbursement

Eligible Geography:

Nationwide

Summary:

It has been recognized that it is in the public interest for utility facilities to jointly use the right-of- way of public roads and streets when such use and occupancy does not adversely affect highway or traffic safety, or otherwise impair the highway or its aesthetic quality, and does not conflict with the provisions of Federal, State, or local laws and regulations. The opportunity for such joint use avoids the additional cost of acquiring separate right-of-way for the exclusive accommodation of utilities. As a result, the right-of-way of highways, particularly local roads and streets, is often used to provide public services to abutting residents as well as to serve conventional highway needs.

Eligible Recipients:

Local Government; State Government

Eligible Recipients Detail:

Non-highway use of federal rights of way by State and Local Government; Tribal Entities

Eligible Purpose:

Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; Backbone Connectivity; Broadband Deployment Planning/Feasibility Studies

Eligible Purpose Detail:

Broadband may be eligible for reimbursement with federal-aid highway funds if it supports a transportation use.

Source:

https://broadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov/sites/default/files/bbusa_federalfunding_all_200511.pdf