Improving Rights-of-Way Management Across Federal Lands:
A Roadmap for Greater Broadband Deployment
Report by the Federal Rights-of-Way Working Group
April 2004
To ensure that broadband providers are able to obtain rights-of-way in a timely and cost-effective manner, the Bush Administration formed a Federal Rights-of-Way Working Group to assess the management of rights-of-way over lands under federal jurisdiction. The following report contains the Working Group’s findings and recommendations for how the Federal Government can reform its approach to rights-of-way management to help bring the promise of broadband to all Americans, while ensuring that federal land managers fulfill their important roles as stewards of our Nation’s public property.

Appendices (in pdf format):

Appendix A:            40 U.S.C.S. § 1314

Appendix B:            Standard Form 299, Application for Transportation and Utility Systems and Facilities on Federal Lands

Appendix C:            Communications Protocol, Lake Chelan Hydroelectric Project

Appendix D:           Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A-25, Revised

Appendix E:            2003 Communications Site Fee Schedule (excerpted from Forest Service, FSH 2709.11: Special Uses Handbook, October 2002 (Chapter 30, “Fee Determination”)


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