Grant Awards

51

projects awarded

$41 M

in grants

25,500

rural households will benefit from broadband access

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Grants Awards and Grant Cycle Summaries

Winter 2021 Grant Cycle

Winter 2021 Application Summary

Winter 2021 Public Comments

 

Minimum Requirements (posted on March 31, 2021)

W-2021-01 - Carbon Valley Internet - Puritan Broadband: Application did not meet minimum requirement A.

W-2021-02 - Range - Little Snake River FTTP: Application meets the minimum requirements.

W-2021-03 - Delta Montrose Electric Association - East Mesa: Application did not meet minimum requirement A.

W-2021-04 - South Park Telephone - Burland Subdivision Phase 1: Application meets the minimum requirements.

W-2021-05 - Delta Montrose Electric Association – Uncompahgre: Application did not meet minimum requirement A.

W-2021-06 - Plains Communications Services - Stratton-Bethune FTTP: Application did not meet minimum requirement A.

W-2021-07 - South Park Telephone - Burland Subdivision Complete: Application meets the minimum requirements.

W-2021-08 - Delta Montrose Electric Association - Gunnison Gorge: Application did not meet minimum requirement A.

W-2021-09 - Ute Mountain Communications Enterprise: Application meets the minimum requirements.

W-2021-10 - NETEO Broadband - WoW-PJ1/2: Application did not meet minimum requirement A.

W-2021-11 - xBar7 Communications – Meadowdale: Application did not meet minimum requirement A.

W-2021-12 - xBar7 Communications - Longmont Dam Rd: Application did not meet minimum requirement A.

W-2021-13 - Forethought.net - Victor-Goldfield: Application meets the minimum requirements.

W-2021-14 - Hilltop Broadband - Platteville FTTP Project: Application meets the minimum requirements.

W-2021-15 - Yampa Valley Electric Association - South Stagecoach and Lynx Pass: Application meets the minimum requirements.

W-2021-16 - FastTrack Communications - FastTrack FTTH for the Town of Ignacio: Application did not meet minimum requirement A.

W-2021-17 - South Park Telephone - Staunton State Park: Application meets the minimum requirements.

W-2021-18 - Force Broadband – Majestic: Application did not meet minimum requirement A.

W-2021-19 - Clearnetworx - Hwy 550: Application did not meet minimum requirement A.

W-2021-20 - Clearnetworx - Elk Meadows: Application meets the minimum requirements.

W-2021-21 - Brainstorm Internet - Rockwood FTTH: Application meets the minimum requirements.

W-2021-22 - Force Broadband – Parker: Application did not meet minimum requirement A.

W-2021-23 - Peak Internet - Arabian Acres: Application did not meet minimum requirement A.

W-2021-24 - Peak Internet - Cripple Creek Mountain Estates: Application did not meet minimum requirement A.

W-2021-25 - Peak Internet - Colorado Mountain Estates: Application did not meet minimum requirement A.

W-2021-26 - Peak Internet - Florissant Heights: Application did not meet minimum requirement A.

W-2021-27 - Peak Internet - Highland Lakes & Golden Bell: Application did not meet minimum requirement A.

W-2021-28 - Peak Internet - Indian Creek: Application did not meet minimum requirement A.

W-2021-29 - Peak Internet - Rainbow Valley & Woodrock: Application did not meet minimum requirement A.

W-2021-30 - Maverix Broadband - NW Elbert County FTTP: Application did not meet minimum requirement A.

W-2021-31 - Force Broadband - Left Behind: Application did not meet minimum requirement A.

W-2021-33 - NETEO – BurlandR: Application did not meet minimum requirement A.

W-2021-34 - Maverix Broadband - Sun Country FTTP: Application did not meet minimum requirement A.

W-2021-36 - Maverix Broadband - London Thunder Hill: Application did not meet minimum requirements A and N.

Appeals (posted on April 11, 2021)

Written Decision W-2021-01 - Carbon Valley Internet - Puritan Broadband                             

Written Decision W-2021-10 - NETEO Broadband - WoW-PJ1/2 

Written Decision W-2021-12 - xBar7 Communications - Longmont Dam Rd 

 Written Decision W-2021-19 - Clearnetworx - Hwy 550

Right of First Refusal Submitted Against (updated on May 5, 2021)

W-2021-07 - South Park Telephone - Burland Subdivision Complete

  • Decision: The Board decided that the appellant who submitted the written plan against application W-2021-07 does qualify as an incumbent provider; however, the written plan does not meet the eligibility requirements for project completion from both the Board's policy and the statute.
  • Right of First Refusal Appeal  |  Written Decision
Initial Broadband Fund Grant Awards (Posted March 31, 2021)

Initial grant awards are not final until the right of first refusal process and appeals process have concluded and the State of Colorado executes a grant contract.

  • W-2021-07 - South Park Telephone - Burland Subdivision Complete (awarded $2,659,072.13)
  • W-2021-12 - xBar7 Communications - Longmont Dam Rd (awarded $71,283.00)
  • W-2021-14 - Hilltop Broadband - Platteville FTTP Project (awarded $1,171,201.00)                                                                                                                                           
  • W-2021-13 - Forethought.net - Victor-Goldfield (awarded $688,344.00)
  • W-2021-15 - Yampa Valley Electric Association - South Stagecoach and Lynx Pass: (awarded $1,147,481.25)
  • W-2021-21 - Brainstorm Internet - Rockwood FTTH (awarded $383,257.50)

Summer 2021 Grant Cycle

Summer 2021 Application Summary

Summer 2021 Public Comments

 

Minimum Requirements Determinations (TBD)

 

Appeals / Right of First Refusals (TBD)

 

Broadband Fund Grant Awards (TBD)

 

 

 

 

 

Winter 2020 Grant Cycle

2020 in Review

Minimum Requirement Determinations (Posted on April 1, 2020)
  • W-2020-01 - Delta Montrose Electric Association and Elevate (Beaver Hill) - Application met the minimum requirements.
  • W-2020-02 - Jade Communications, LLC - Application met the minimum requirements.
  • W-2020-03 - Delta Montrose Electric Association and Elevate (North Mesa) - Application met the minimum requirements.
  • W-2020-04 - South Park Telephone - Application met the minimum requirements.
  • W-2020-05 - Yampa Valley Electric Association and Luminate Broadband (South Stagecoach and Lynx Pass) - Application met the minimum requirements.
  • W-2020-06 - Yampa Valley Electric Association and Luminate Broadband (Hahns Peak and Seedhouse) - Application met the minimum requirements.
  • W-2020-07 - NETEO - Application met the minimum requirements.
  • W-2020-08 - Colorado Central Telecom - Application met the minimum requirements.
  • W-2020-09 - Brainstorm Internet - Application met the minimum requirements.
  • W-2020-10 - Clearnetworx (Norwood North) - Application met the minimum requirements.
  • W-2020-11 - Clearnetworx (Lower Loghill and Colona)- Application met the minimum requirements.
  • W-2020-12 - Peak Internet - Application met the minimum requirements.
  • W-2020-13 - Force Broadband (Black Forest 1) - Application met the minimum requirements.
  • W-2020-14 - Force Broadband (Black Forest 2) - Application met the minimum requirements.
  • W-2020-15 - Forethought.net (Chalk Creek Canyon) - Application did not meet minimum requirements B,C.
  • W-2020-16 - Forethought.net (Strasburg) - Application did not meet minimum requirements A, N.
  • W-2020-17 - Forethought.net (Watkins) - Application did not meet minimum requirements A, N.
  • W-2020-18 - Force Broadband (Majestic) - Application met the minimum requirements.
  • W-2020-19 - Force Broadband (Rocky Heights) - Application met the minimum requirements.
  • W-2020-20 - Forethought.net (Victor and Goldfield) - Application was not reviewed by board due to late submission.
  • W-2020-21 - PC Telcorps, Inc. - Application did not meet minimum requirement A.
Appeals (updated on September 21, 2020)
Initial Broadband Fund Grant Awards (Posted September 21, 2020)

Initial grant awards are not final until the right of first refusal process and appeals process have concluded and the State of Colorado executes a grant contract.

  • W-2020-02 Jade Communications - Hwy 12 Corridor (awarded $2,658,686.00)
  • W-2020-03 Delta Montrose Electrical Association (North Mesa) (awarded $1,431,083.00).
  • W-2020-06 Yampa Valley Electric Association and Luminate Fiber - Hahns Peak/Seedhouse Road (awarded $1,455,112.00)
  • W-2020-08 Colorado Central Telecom - Chalk Creek (awarded $542,790.00)
  • W-2020-14 Force Broadband – Black Forest 2 (awarded $1,237,566.00)
Grant Awards

39. Grant # W-2020-02 Jade Communications - Hwy 12 Corridor FTTH Project

Award amount: $2,658,686.46.

This project aims to bring FTTH service to 386 addresses (366 households, 20 commercial), or 918 people, to addresses south of La Veta, along the Hwy 12 corridor, and the village of Cuchara in Huerfano County. 

40. Grant # W-2020-06 YVEA and Luminate Fiber - YVEA Hahns Peak & Seedhouse Road Gigabit Broadband

Award amount:  $1,455,112.

This project intends to build FTTH infrastructure to make available the opportunity to purchase up to 1000 Mbps download and upload speeds to 280 locations (260 residential, 0 vacant, 20 commercial), or 657 people, to the area of Hahns Peak Village, the greater area around Steamboat Lake State Park, and Seedhouse Road in Routt County. 

41. Grant # W-2020-03 DMEA and Elevate - Elevate North Mesa: Gigabit Broadband for the New Rural Economy

Award amount: $1,431,083.

This project aims to bring FTTH service to 438 households (427 residential, 11 commercial), or 1,426 people, to the area of North Mesa in Montrose County. 

42. Grant # W-2020-08 Colorado Central Telecom, Inc. - Chalk Creek Canyon

Award amount: $542,790.

This project aims to bring FTTH or Fixed Wireless service to 48 households (48 residential, 0 vacant, 0 commercial), or 105 residents in Deer Valley in Chaffee County. 

43. Grant # W-2020-14 Force Broadband - Black Forest 2

Award amount: $1,237,566.04.

This project aims to bring FTTH service to 612 households (579 residential, 0 vacant, 33 commercial), or 1511 residents in the Black Forest in El Paso County. 

Summer 2020 Grant Cycle

2020 in Review

Minimum Requirements Determinations - (Posted October 8, 2020)
  • S-2020-01 - Delta Montrose Electrical Association and Elevate (Beaver Hill) - Application met the minimum requirements.
  • S-2020-02 - Emery Telecommunications & Video Inc. - Application did not meet minimum requirements B, I, K, L.
  • S-2020-03 - Forethought.net - Application met the minimum requirements.
  • S-2020-04 - Yampa Valley Electric Association and Luminate Fiber (South Stagecoach and Lynx Pass) - Application met the minimum requirements.
  • S-2020-05 - Delta Montrose Electrical Association and Elevate (Cedar Mesa) - Application met the minimum requirements.
  • S-2020-06 - Grand Valley Telecommunications - Application did not meet minimum requirement A.
  • S-2020-07 - Peak Internet - Application met the minimum requirements.
  • S-2020-08 - South Park Telephone - Application met the minimum requirements.
  • S-2020-09 - StratusIQ - Application met the minimum requirements.
  • S-2020-10 - Brainstorm Internet - Application met the minimum requirements.
  • S-2020-11 - Visionary Broadband - Application met the minimum requirements.
  • S-2020-12 - NETEO - Application did not meet minimum requirement A.
  • S-2020-13 - Clearnetworx - Application met the minimum requirements.
  • S-2020-14 - Force Broadband (Black Forest 1) - Application met the minimum requirements.
  • S-2020-15 - Force Broadband (Majestic) - Application met the minimum requirements.
Appeals by Applicants (Posted November 20, 2020)
Initial Broadband Fund Grant Awards – (Posted October 8, 2020)

Initial grant awards are not final until the right of first refusal process and appeals process have concluded and the State of Colorado executes a grant contract.

  • S-2020-01 - Delta Montrose Electrical Association and Elevate (Beaver Hill) – (Awarded $854,865)
  • S-2020-05 - Delta Montrose Electrical Association and Elevate (Cedar Mesa) – (Awarded $1,179,022)
  • S-2020-07 - Peak Internet – (Awarded $284,512)
  • S-2020-09 - StratusIQ – (Awarded $731,498)
  • S-2020-10 – Brainstorm Internet – (Awarded $277,051)
  • S-2020-11 - Visionary Broadband – (Awarded $650,302)
  • S-2020-13 - Clearnetworx – (Awarded $2,240,011)
  • S-2020-14 - Force Broadband (Black Forest 1) – (Awarded partial funding of $609,116)
Grant Awards

44. Grant # S-2020-01 DMEA and Elevate - Beaver Hill

Award amount: $854,865.00.

This project aims to bring FTTH service to 217 addresses (205 households, 12 commercial), or 482 people, to the area of Beaver Hill in Montrose County. 

45. Grant # S-2020-05 DMEA and Elevate - Cedar Mesa

Award amount: $1,179,022.16.

The project intends to bring FTTP serve 221 households and 15 businesses in Cedar Mesa, located outside of the Town of Cedaredge in Delta County.

46. Grant # S-2020-07 Peak Internet - Pine Bluff and Meadow Park

Award amount: $284,511.95.

This project aims to bring FTTP service to 144 addresses (142 households and 2 commercial), or 473 people, to the area of Pine Bluff & Meadow Park in Teller County. 

47. Grant # S-2020-09 StratusIQ - FTTH for North Meridian

Award amount: $731,498.

This project aims to bring FTTH service to 291 addresses (291 households and 0 commercial), or 473 people, to an area west of Eastonville in El Paso County. 

48. Grant # S-2020-10 Brainstorm Internet - Deer Valley

Award amount: $277,050.25.

This project aims to bring FTTH service to 48 addresses (48 households and 0 commercial), or 105 people, to the Deer Valley area in La Planta County. 

49. Grant # S-2020-11 Visionary Broadband - Marble

Award amount: $650,301.92.

This project aims to bring FTTH service to 413 addresses (400 households and 13 are commercial), or 917 people, to the area of Marble in Gunnison County. 

50. Grant # S-2020-13 Clearnetworx - Hwy 145 Fiber Project

Award amount: $2,240.011.06.

This project aims to bring FTTH service to 476 addresses (434 households and 37 commercial), or 1,428 people, to the area in San Miguel + Montrose County. 

51. Grant # S-2020-14 Force Broadband - Black Forest 1

Award amount: $754,916.21.

This project aims to bring FTTH service to 326 addresses (350 households and 26 commercial), or for an estimated population between 1350-1750 (1245 as of 2010) in El Paso County. 

 

2019 (Grants 23-38)

2019 in Review

Winter 2019 Initial Awards, Appeals, and Right of First Refusal Applications

Initial Broadband Fund Grant Awards (Posted June 10, 2019)
Initial grant awards are not final until the right of first refusal process and appeals process have concluded and the State of Colorado executes a grant contract. 

  • 2019-05 xb7 Communications, LLC (awarded $64,627.03)
  • 2019-09 Falcon Broadband LLC, dba StratusIQ (awarded $518,127)
  • 2019-13 Colorado Central Telecom (awarded $1,215,721.13)
  • 2019-18 Futurum Communications Corporation (awarded $825,904.21)
  • 2019-19 Brainstorm Internet (awarded $757,250.41)
  • 2019-20 Brainstorm Internet (awarded $503,414.88)

 

Appeals

Appeals of the Board's minimum requirements determinations

 

Minimum Requirements Determinations (posted on April 23, 2019)

  • 2019-01 Peak Internet - Application did not meet minimum requirements A, I, and J.
  • 2019-02 Peak Internet - Application did not meet minimum requirements I and J.
  • 2019-03 Peak Internet - Application did not meet minimum requirements A, I, J, and L.
  • 2019-04 Peak Internet - Application did not meet minimum requirements A, I, J, and L.
  • 2019-05 xb7-BEMA - Application did not meet minimum requirements J and L.
  • 2019-06 Viaero - Application did not meet minimum requirement A.
  • 2019-07 Viaero - Application was withdrawn.
  • 2019-08 Viaero - Application was withdrawn.
  • 2019-09 StratusIQ - Application meets the minimum requirements. 
  • 2019-10 Global Broadband Corporation - Application was withdrawn.
  • 2019-11 Global Broadband Corporation - Application meets the minimum requirements. 
  • 2019-12 Delta Montrose Electric Association - Application did not meet minimum requirement A.
  • 2019-13 Colorado Central Telecom - Application meets the minimum requirements. 
  • 2019-14 Jade Communications - Application was withdrawn.
  • 2019-15 Jade Communications - Application meets the minimum requirements. 
  • 2019-16 Jade Communications - Application was withdrawn.
  • 2019-17 San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative - Application did not meet minimum requirements A and J.
  • 2019-18 Forethought.net - Application did not meet minimum requirements A, I, and J.
  • 2019-19 Brainstorm Internet - Application did not meet minimum requirements A, G, and J.
  • 2019-20 Brainstorm Internet - Application did not meet minimum requirements A and J.
Summer 2019 Initial Awards, Appeals, and Right of First Refusal Applications

Initial Broadband Fund Grant Awards (Posted December 5, 2019)
Initial grant awards are not final until the right of first refusal process and appeals process have concluded and the State of Colorado executes a grant contract.

  • 2019-22 Yampa Valley Electric Association and Luminate Broadband (awarded $858,269.97)
  • 2019-23 CableCo LLC, dba South Park Telephone (awarded $604,471.10)
  • 2019-24 Visionary Broadband (awarded $466,014.50)
  • 2019-27 DMEA and Elevate (awarded $683,158.58)
  • 2019-29 StratusIQ (awarded $272,500.00)
  • 2019-30 StratusIQ (awarded $527,791.60)
  • 2019-31 Optimus Communications (awarded $236,625.00)
  • 2019-32 Clear Creek Broadband Inc. (awarded $1,246,061.25)
  • 2019-33 Neteo (awarded $375,000.00)
  • 2019-36 Futurum Communications Corp dba Forethought.net (awarded $512,801.43)
  • 2019-37 Force Broadband (awarded $349,775.53)
  • 2019-39 Clearnetworx LLC (awarded $2,877,990.76)

 

Appeals (updated on December 4, 2019)

Right of First Refusal Applications

There were no right of first refusal applications submitted for the Summer 2019 grant cycle.

Minimum Requirements Determinations (posted on October 11, 2019)

  • 2019-21 Yampa Valley Electric Association and Luminate Broadband - Application did not meet minimum requirement A.
  • 2019-22 Yampa Valley Electric Association and Luminate Broadband - Application meets the minimum requirements.
  • 2019-23 South Park Telephone - Application meets the minimum requirements.
  • 2019-24 Visionary Broadband - Application did not meet minimum requirement A.
  • 2019-25 DMEA - Application did not meet minimum requirement A.
  • 2019-26 DMEA - Application meets the minimum requirements.
  • 2019-27 DMEA - Application meets the minimum requirements.
  • 2019-28 Jade Communications - Application meets the minimum requirements.
  • 2019-29 StratusIQ - Application meets the minimum requirements.
  • 2019-30 StratusIQ - Application meets the minimum requirements.
  • 2019-31 Optimus Communications - Application meets the minimum requirements.
  • 2019-32 Clear Creek Broadband, Inc - Application did not meet minimum requirements A and F.
  • 2019-33 Neteo - Application meets the minimum requirements.
  • 2019-34 Neteo - Application meets the minimum requirements.
  • 2019-35 Brainstorm - Application did not meet minimum requirement A.
  • 2019-36 Forethought.net - Application did not meet minimum requirement A.
  • 2019-37 Force Broadband - Application did not meet minimum requirement A.
  • 2019-38 Force Broadband - Application did not meet minimum requirement A.
  • 2019-39 Clearnetworx - Application did not meet minimum requirements A and G.
  • 2019-40 Viaero Wireless - Application did not meet minimum requirements A and G.

Grant Awards

 

23. Grant # 2019-05 xb7-BEMA Broadband

Award amount: $64,627.03

This project intends to build last mile infrastructure through a combination of 2 p2mp access points positioned at key locations and GPON fiber where feasible, which will provide coverage for 171 households in the Big Elk Meadows neighborhood in Larimer County.

 

24. Grant # 2019-18 Futurum Communications Corporation 

Amount awarded: $825,904.21

This project intends to offer GPON fiber service offerings to residential, business, and potentially anchor institutions in the community of Cripple Creek in Teller County, to approximately 773 households.

 

25. Grant # 2019-19 Brainstorm Internet - Ouray 

Award amount: $725,250.41

This project will provide access to a modern, symmetric gigabit fiber to the home broadband network with up to 1 gigabit internet speeds and digital voice services in Ouray in Ouray County to approximately 793 households.

 

26. Grant # 2019-20 Brainstorm Internet - Norwood 

Award amount: 503,414.88

This project will provide access to a symmetric gigabit fiber to the home broadband network with up to 1 gigabit internet speeds and digital voice services in Norwood in San Miguel County to approximately 286 households. 

 

27. Grant # 2019-22 YVEA and Luminate Broadband

Award amount: $858,269.97

This project intends to build FTTH Infrastructure to deliver plans up to 1000Mbps download and upload speeds to 123 underserviced households, or 311 people in communities of Willow Creek Pass in North Routt County. 

 

28. Grant # 2019-23 CableCo LLC, dba South Park Telephone

Award amount: $604,471.10

This project intends to build FTTH Infrastructure using GPON technology to deliver plans up to 1Gbps download speeds and up to 250Mbps upload speeds to 207 underserved households, or approximately 300 people in the Silverheels Ranch subdivision, outside of Fairplay in Park County. 

 

29. Grant # 2019-24 Visionary Broadband

Award amount: $466,014.50

This project intends to build fixes wireless solution using microwave backhaul links to deliver plans up to 1Gbps download speeds and up to 200Mbps upload speeds to 557 unserved households, or approximately 1,235 people in the counties of Archuleta and Southern Hinsdale Counties. 

 

30. Grant # 2019-27 DMEA - Fairview

Award amount: $683,158.58

This project intends to build FTTH Infrastructure using GPON technology to deliver plans up to 1Gbps / 1Gps upload speeds to 131 underserviced households, or 300 people in the Fairview area outside Montrose in Montrose County. 

 

31. Grant # 2019-29 StratusIQ - Black Forest Reserve

Award amount: $272,500

This project intends to build FTTH Infrastructure using GPON technology to deliver plans up to 1Gbps download speeds and up to 250Mbps upload speeds to 62 underserviced households, or 210 people in the rural subdivision of Black Forest Reserve in an unincorporated area of El Paso County. 

 

32. Grant # 2019-30 StratusIQ - Latigo Trails

Award amount: $527,791.60

This project intends to build FTTH Infrastructure using GPON technology to deliver plans up to 1Gbps download speeds and up to 250Mbps upload speeds to 237 underserviced homes, including 17 unbuilt lots, or 1,036 people in the rural subdivision of Latigo Trails in an unincorporated area of El Paso County. 

 

33. Grant # 2019-31 Optimus Communications

Award amount:$236,625

This project intends to provide last mile service utilizing fixed wireless access technology to up to 596 households, or 1,100 people in the community of Glade Park in South Western Mesa County. 

 

34. Grant # 2019-32 Clear Creek Broadband, Inc

Award amount: $1,246,061.25

This project intends to provide last mile service utilizing fixed wireless access technology to up to 770 households, or 2,000 - 3,000 people in a multiple communities in Eastern Clear Creek County. 

 

35. Grant # 2019-33 Neteo - Friendship Ranch

Award amount: $375,000

This project intends to provide FTTH broadband access to 233 households, or 600 people to the Friendship Ranch community near Bailey in Park County. 

 

36. Grant # 2019-37 Force Broadband - Hidden Village

Award amount: $349,775.53

This project consists of the creation of FTTH Infrastructure with GPON Distribution delivering Broadband Internet Access to 164 (128) homes, or 450-750 people within the Hidden Village Community to include buildout of the fiber-optic backbone through the Hidden Village Community outside Parker within Douglas County. 

 

37. Grant # 2019-36 Futurum Communications Corp dba Forethought.net

Award amount: $512,801.43

The proposed project will provide 100/1000 Mbps connections to 97 addresses through FTTH (GPON), or approximately 400 people in unincorporated areas near Telluride in San Miguel County. The project will install all new fiber-optic cable after obtaining state and county permits and has engineered primary and secondary 10 Gbps transport from the proposed location to the Internet. 

 

38. Grant # 2019-39 Clearnetworx

Award amount: $2,877,990.76

Clearnetworx proposes to deliver a FTTH network utilizing GPON technology with up to 1Gbps speed available to approximately 542 households, or 1,138 end users, to the subdivision of Log Hill & Surrounding areas in Ouray County. 

2018 (Grants 16-22)

Initial Awards, Appeals, and Right of First Refusal Applications

Initial Broadband Fund Grant Awards
Initial grant awards are not final until the right of first refusal process and appeals process have concluded and the State of Colorado executes a grant contract. 

  • 2018-01 Jade Communications LLC (awarded $507,095)
  • 2018-02 Jade Communications LLC (awarded $115,498) - Awarded on March 8, 2019
  • 2018-05 Delta Montrose Electric Association (awarded $2,334,988)
  • 2018-06 Delta Montrose Electric Association (awarded $759,585) - Awarded on March 8, 2019
  • 2018-07 Global Broadband Corporation (awarded $567,032)
  • 2018-08 SECOM (awarded $178,384)
  • 2018-14 Viaero Wireless (awarded $660,290) - Awarded on March 8, 2019

 

Appeals 

Appeals for the 2018 grant cycle will be posted after the 10-day appeal window closes on February 7, 2019. Appeals responses for the 2018 grant cycle will be posted after the 10-day response window closes on February 19, 2019.

 

Right of First Refusal Applications

Right of first refusal applications for the 2018 grant cycle will be posted after the 10-day application window closes. No right of first refusal application was submitted for the 2018 grant cycle.

Minimum Requirements

The Board determined applications 2018-04, 2018-09, 2018-10, 2018-11, 2018-12, 2018-13, 2018-15 and 2018-17 did not meet the minimum requirements. Application 2018-03 was not funded due to insufficient funds available in the 2018 grant cycle.

Grant Awards

16. Grant # 2018-02 Jade Communications LLC

Award amount: $115,497.52

The project will provide fiber connections to 14 addresses in the Riverdance Ranch subdivision north of Alamosa.

 

17. Grant # 2018-01 Jade Communications

Award amount: $507,094.90

The proposed project will fiber connections to 93 addresses in San Antonio, CO, a small community roughly 4.5 miles south of Antonito, CO.

 

18. Grant # 2018-05 DMEA

Award amount: $2,334,987.75

The Project consists of the creation of Gigabit Broadband Service within Delta and Montrose Counties to provide access to 388 households, both residential and commercial.

 

19. Grant # 2018-06 DMEA

Award amount: $759,985

The Project consists of the creation of Gigabit Broadband Service within West Spring Creek to provide access to high-speed broadband in 271 households, both residential and commercial.

 

20. Grant # 2018-07 Global Broadband Corporation

Award amount: $567,031.88.

Global Broadband Corporation intends to provide broadband internet access to 797 unique residential addressed in the Crystal Lake subdivision in the Red Feather Lakes region of Larimer county.

 

21. Grant # 2018-08 SECOM

Award amount: $178,384.31

The project will provide fiber to the premise service to 125 addresses in the Town of Pritchett located in Baca County.

 

22. Grant # 2018-14 Viaero Wireless

Amount awarded: $660,290

This project will enable the build out of one new tower, enhanced with 3.65 equipment to provide broadband at the required speeds of at least 25Mbps down and 3Mbps upload to this unserved area. Additionally, this project will provide for infrastructure upgrades on four existing tower sites, with a fiber installation to provide redundancy and backhaul within Logan County. The total number of street addresses the will receive broadband service is 105 with 79 residential and 26 businesses.

2017 (Grants 9-15)

Grant Awards

9. Grant # 2017-12 SECOM

Award amount:$1,193,855.09

The project will provide service up to 200/200 Mbps via a fiber to the premise network in Las Animas, Springfield and Holly. The total residents that will receive service is 2,493 adn the total business is 205.The total population that will receive Broadband service resulting from this project? Las Animas: 2,207, Springfield: 1,378, Holly: 757.

 

10. Grant # 2017-01 DMEA 

Award amount: $2,646,192

The project will fund build out of three service areas: Northwest Paonia, Olathe, and the Happy Canyon area outside of the City of Montrose. The project will provide fiber to the premise broadband service to 1,731 residential addresses and 213 business addresses. The project area has a population of 4,159. There are 40 “community anchor institutions” that will receive service as part of the project. Much of the fiber will be located on existing DMEA utility poles and conduit.

 

11. Grant # 2017-02 NE Colorado Cellular, Inc. dba Viaero Wireless

Award amount: $1,038,397

The awardee will construct two new towers and upgrade equipment on three existing towers to provide service in Arriba, Genoa and rural Lincoln County. The awardee will provide last-mile service via fixed wireless and install fiber to the towers for backhaul.

 

12. Grant # 2017-08 Jade Communications LLC

Award amount: $2,372,817.10

The awardee will construct a fiber to the premise project in Conejos County spanning approximately 20 miles along CO 17 west of US 285 and Antonito. The project would provide service to 829 residential and 34 businesses and community anchor institutions addresses.

 

13. Grant # 2017-03 San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative (Ciello)

Award amount: $700,402

The awardee will provide broadband service over a fiber to the home network utilizing existing electric utility poles in rural Mineral and Hinsdale Counties along CO Highway 149. The project would serve 278 home and 20 business addresses.

 

14. Grant # 2017-04 Inventive Wireless of Nebraska, LLC dba Vistabeam

Award amount: $260,313

The awardee will construct eight new towers and use three existing towers to provide broadband service over the 5ghz unlicensed spectrum. The project would provide service to 639 residential addresses and 82 business addresses in Jackson County.

 

15. Grant # 2017-05 Brainstorm Internet Inc.

Award amount: $268,500

The awardee will extend a fiber from the Purgatory Ski Area approximately 4 miles to Cascade Village, a development with 199 residential addresses and the Benchmark Events and Cultural Center. Last-mile service would be provided using fiber with 1 Gbps symmetrical service.

2016 (Grants 1-8)

Grant Awards

1. Grant # 16-0083: Nucla-Naturita Telephone Company

Award amount: $43,334

The project is a microwave enhancement of the grantee’s Gobblers Knob site located approximately 6 miles west of Nucla, to the San Miguel Basin area, via the grantee’s microwave site at Pony Draw. The enhancement will be accomplished with a 2 hop microwave capable of 700 Mbps. The microwave will connect to an Adtran TA5000 DSL shelf supplying the 48 connected households with broadband internet access capable of at least 25Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload and with latency levels that allow for real-time communications. Grantee will purchase, install, test and operate the equipment.

 

2. Grant # 16-0084: NE Colorado Cellular, Inc. dba Viaero Wireless

Award amount: $395,452

The grantee will construct two 195 foot towers designated as Sheridan Lake North, located approximately 9.52 miles Northwest of Sheridan Lake and Sheridan Lake South, located approximately 10.4 miles South of the Sheridan Lake. The grantee must obtain suitable land to purchase or lease for the tower sites including obtaining all necessary zoning and permitting, including FAA clearances and FCC licenses for the microwave backhaul. 3.65 GHz TDD base stations and associated antenna and transmission lines will be installed on each tower of the new towers and on each the existing Towner and Sheridan operated by the grantee. Microwave radios and associated antenna and transmission lines will be installed on each of the new towers. The grantee must test all installed equipment to ensure proper operation and provide last-mile broadband service of at least 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload with latency that enables realtime communications to the 334 square mile service area.

 

3. Grant # 16-0085: Chaffee County Telecom LLC, dba Colorado Central Telecom

Award amount: $288,338

The project requires the construction of two new tower sites: One at the Granite heliport and another at Sugarloaf Mountain near Turquoise Lake. The Granite heliport site will feature a 40-foot tower engineered by SkyTower, Inc. The tower will be triangular with a 40‐inch span between each leg, anchored by a concrete base or drilling into bedrock. The Sugarloaf Mountain site will also be engineered by SkyTower, Inc. Lake County has dropped the requirement that the Sugarloaf tower be disguised as a mining headframe. In addition to those primary hops, Colorado Central Telecom will install micropop repeater sites as needed to cover areas not serviced by the primary towers at Granite and Sugarloaf.<br><br>Colorado Central Telecom will incorporate both 4G LTE and Wi‐Fi 802.11ac MIMO in its last‐mile fixed wireless infrastructure. Grantee’s last‐mile microwave links will be backhauled through the Granite heliport site. From there, the Granite site will be backhauled to Colorado Central Telecom’s Methodist Mountain tower using a licensed Trango GigaPlus 2+0 microwave radio. Backhaul for the Methodist tower can be routed to either Center, Salida or Nathrop via a licensed microwave Trango GigaPlus 2+0 radio. Grantee will purchase, install and test all equipment to ensure broadband access of at least 25Mbps download and 3Mbps upload with sufficient latency to allow for real-time communications in the service area.

 

4. Grant # 16-0086: CenturyLink Inc.

Award amount: $299,156

The grantee will upgrade (5) Digital Subscriber Line Access Muiltiplexer’s (DSLAM) located in Keenesburg. Grantee will install fiber to the DSLAM’s and test all equipment to ensure Broadband internet access with at least 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload and sufficient latency to allow for real-time communications to the last mile connections identified in the Right of First Refusal Written Plan.

 

5. Grant # 16-0087: PC Telcorp, Inc., dba PC Telcom

Award amount: $55,400

Grantee will replace existing Alvarion wireless access points and antennas with Telrad LTE wireless access points and antennas on the “Sedgwick Tower” and “Julesburg Tower.” Work will include running new cables, installing equipment, adjusting equipment and testing equipment to ensure service of at least 25 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream speeds.

 

6. Grant # 16-0088: Optimus Communications LLC

Award amount: $112,500

Grantee will purchase and install wireless microwave backhaul equipment at the Optimus Communications LLC main office in Grand Junction. This equipment will connect to new microwave backhaul equipment purchased and installed by grantee on the existing Palisade Point tower on the Grand Mesa. The Palisade Point equipment will connect to the Cable Head End building in Collbran CO. Microwave equipment will be purchased installed at the Cable Head End connecting the backhaul to the existing cable infrastructure owned by the grantee. Grantee will use Cisco routing equipment and DOCSIS 3.0 system for internet distribution over the cable infrastructure Award. Grantee will purchase, build and install a solar powered communications site with a microwave link from Palisade Point to the Vega tower. Grantee will purchase and install three 120 degree 5.8Ghz antenna and three 5.8 Ghz radios at the Vega tower. Grantee will purchase and install an additional microwave link from the Cable Head End to the Plateau City tower. Grantee will purchase and install four 90 degree 5.8Ghz antenna and 12 AC 5.8 Ghz radios at the Cable Head End tower and the Plateau City tower. Grantee will purchase, install and test all equipment to ensure 25Mbps download, 3Mbps upload and latency sufficient to enable real-time communications is provided over both the cable and wireless infrastructure.

 

7. Grant # 16-0089: CenturyLink Inc.  

Award amount:$841,200

The grantee will upgrade eight Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer's (DSLAM). Grantee will install fiber to the DSLAM’s and test all equipment and ensure Broadband internet access with at least 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload and sufficient latency to allow for real-time communications to the last mile connections identified in the Right of First Refusal Written Plan. At least 750 of the locations served must have availability of speeds of 100/10, at least 100 of the locations served must have availability of speeds of 40/20, and at least 140 of the locations served must have availability of speeds of 40/5.

 

8. Grant # 16-0090: Futurum Communications Corporation, dba Forethought.net, Brainstorm Internet 

Award amount: $70,103

From the CenturyLink Fiber Demarc, grantee will install fiber through two Ski Cooper buildings, trenching from edge of Ski Cooper building to Lift Hut and through existing conduit from Hut to the Lift towers and aerial on existing cable path on towers to Lift House. At the Lift House grantee will construct a mount, engineered by manufacturer to the Lift House infrastructure. On this structure grantee will install a 4ft. Dish pointing to Red Cliff. At Red Cliff a reciprocal licensed radio will be installed on 80ft tower being built by the Town of Red Cliff. Grantee will deploy LTE Fixed wireless radio equipment from the Red Cliff tower. LTE fixed wireless will deliver 25MB/5MB and potentially higher speeds as standard evolves. Grantee will purchase, install and test all equipment ensuring broadband internet service to the Town of Red Cliff of at least 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload with latency sufficient to enable real time communications.