Broadband Projects

Broadband Projects

Broadband cable

ADOT News Release - Effort to expand broadband in rural areas takes big step forward

Public-private partnership to manage, maintain and lease fiber-optic conduit along highways

PHOENIX – The state’s goal of expanding broadband internet access in rural areas is taking a big step forward with a public-private partnership.

Flagstaff freeway
Broadband cable laying
ADOT Broadband Cable Installation - Broadband Road Trench
ADOT Broadband Cable Installation - Road Cutting
Broadband cable

Broadband Projects

Current broadband projects include I-17, I-19 & I-40. These projects are designed to be open-access, middle-mile broadband projects. Duraline armored 7-way multi-duct conduit is used, along with 3 pull boxes every 3,000 feet and a node building approximately every 50 miles. A neutral, third-party provider known as the OMC (Operate-Maintain-Commercialize) vendor,  will be responsible for leasing fiber and ducts along the routes.

I-40 West Broadband Announcement - February 18, 2022

Photo By: John Doughtery, ADOT

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Left to right: Brad Burgess (ADOT), Dr. Steven Burrell (NAU), Governor Doug Ducey, Janet Major (UArizona), Jeff Sobotka (ACA).