60-4-501. Broadband deployment. (1) The department shall maintain a list of entities working on broadband deployment in the state.
(2) When the department plans a state highway construction project or a project authorized under 60-4-601 involving construction methods suitable for installing broadband conduit in the state or interstate highway right-of-way or conducive to accessing the utility right-of-way, the department shall notify entities working on broadband deployment of the project to encourage collaborative broadband installation.
(3) The department may adopt administrative rules to implement this section.
(4) As used in this section, "entities working on broadband deployment" includes but is not limited to local governments, nonprofit organizations, cable television companies, telephone companies, and broadband providers eligible for the installation of broadband infrastructure.