Announcing the Broadband Ready Community Program

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We are excited to announce the Broadband Ready Community Program. This program will create an opportunity for communities in Colorado to become “broadband ready” ahead of upcoming historic federal funding disbursement. Through the past year of stakeholder engagement, we have gathered that local communities could greatly benefit from a guided approach to understanding their broadband needs as they begin to plan long-term projects. We have developed a list of tasks (Broadband Ready Community Checklist- see below) that communities can adopt on their way to becoming broadband ready. Becoming certified as a Broadband Ready Certified Community with the CBO not only equips and educates local communities but also identifies them as willing partners that have minimized barriers to broadband infrastructure deployment. Utilization of the Checklist is voluntary and a Broadband Ready Certified Community designation is not required to receive funding via the Advance Colorado Broadband program.


The Broadband Ready Community Checklist

  • Creating a broadband plan
  • Determining a partnership model
  • Participating in a local or regional broadband planning process
  • Establishing a communications plan

Broadband Project Resources

  • List of broadband funding opportunities
  • Examples of Broadband Feasibility Studies and Plans
  • Examples of Broadband Checklists/Toolkits

Program Overview Video
Kendall Cramer, Program Specialist, provides an overview of the Broadband Ready Community Program

Broadband Ready Certified Community Application


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