2017 Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 28 - Transportation
§ 28-7382 Broadband conduit installation; rural highway construction projects
28-7382. Broadband conduit installation; rural highway construction projects
A. The director may install broadband conduit in accordance with this article as part of a covered rural highway construction project if funding is received by the department to cover the cost.
B. In carrying out this article, the director may lease the broadband conduit to providers at a cost-based rate and coordinate with providers regarding planning and relocating of broadband conduit and any related provider facilities within the right-of-way at the provider's expense if future highway improvements make the relocations necessary. The director may limit provider access to any broadband facilities within the right-of-way for initial installation and infrequent access for maintenance purposes and may take other actions necessary to maintain highway safety.
C. The director may install broadband conduit without regard to the timing of a related existing road construction project, based on a request and receipt of funding from state entities charged with responsibility for broadband infrastructure and policy.