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Broadband in the News

Broadband in Colorado is a hot topic. Enjoy our archive of local news and media stories surrounding broadband in our state and our work here at the CBO!

November

Nov. 29, 2023: Construction Reporter - Colorado Reveals Ambitious Workforce Effort

Nov. 28, 2023: Telecompetitor - Colorado Broadband Director Has a Pragmatic Approach to BEAD

Nov. 22, 2023: Technology Reseller News - The Colorado Broadband Office and the Office of Future Work release the state’s Broadband Workforce Plan resolving workforce barriers to broadband deployment

Nov. 22, 2023: Government Technology - What's New in Digital Equity: Checking on the National Broadband Map 3.0

Nov. 21, 2023: StateScoop - Colorado Broadband Office publishes workforce plan

October

Oct. 13, 2023: Telecompetitor - Colorado Broadband Funding Program is Almost Four Times Oversubscribed

Oct. 7, 2023: Ski-Hi News - Faster internet speeds could be coming to Tabernash

September

Sept. 13, 2023: Colorado Politics - Colorado unveils first proposal to spend $826 million in broadband funds (subscription may be required)

Sept. 11, 2023: Capital & Main - With Federal Funding, Colorado Works to Shore Up Its Affordable Internet Program

August

Aug. 28, 2023: The Sum & Substance - Colorado mulling how to spend nearly $1 billion in broadband funding

Aug. 23, 2023: Ark Valley Voice - Community Leaders Call on Public Input to Help Access Federal Broadband Funding

Aug. 23, 2023: CPR News - Some areas of Colorado still don’t have high-speed internet, but new funding could change that

Aug. 17, 2023: StateTech - Colorado Looks to Advance Broadband Efforts with New Grants

Aug. 16, 2023: Broadband Breakfast - Bill Proposes to Modify ReConnect Program in Favor of Small Provider Applicants

Aug. 9, 2023: Fierce Telecom - Colorado BEAD plan is ‘agnostic’ to fiber versus fixed wireless

July

July 12, 2023: Montrose Daily Press - Bipartisan Infrastructure Law boosts broadband equity in Colorado; opens another door for DMEA

July 7, 2023: Colorado Newsline - 90% of Coloradans have good internet access. 99% is the goal, Polis says.

July 6, 2023: The Denver Post - In race to roll out broadband in Colorado, Bennet calls on local governments to tap into nearly $1B in federal funds

July 6, 2023: BizWest - Elected reps tout broadband bill that will provide $826M to Colorado

July 6, 2023: CBS Colorado - Broadband internet to provide some relief for businesses in rural parts of Colorado

July 6, 2023: Fox 31 KDVR - Colorado gets $826M to expand broadband access

July 6, 2023: Coloradoan - As Colorado gets $826M to boost high-speed internet access, Larimer hopes to get its share

July 6, 2023: Fierce Telecom - Colorado pledges 99% broadband connectivity by 2027

July 4, 2023: Fowler Tribune - Colorado welcomes over $826 Million in (BEAD) Funding for rural broadband infrastructure

July 4, 2023: VailDaily - Grants may be available for Eagle County’s rural areas to get broadband internet service

July 3, 2023: Denver 7 ABC News - Colorado is working quickly to ensure everyone has internet access, but there's still a ways to go

June

June 30, 2023: The Durango Herald - Over $820 million awarded to Colorado to improve broadband

June 28, 2023: The Daily Sentinel - A once-in-a-generation investment in our future

June 28, 2023: Fierce Telecom - States' BEAD excitement tempered by execution, mapping worries

June 27, 2023: Colorado Politics - Colorado granted over $826M to bring high-speed internet to all residents

June 27, 2023: The Denver Post - Feds award Colorado $826 million for broadband investment (subscription required)

June 27, 2023: Kiowa County Press - Colorado receiving $826M in federal funds for broadband improvement

June 27, 2023: Colorado Newsline - White House unveils $42.5B to connect every American to high-speed broadband internet

June 27, 2023: Marketplace - States get $42 billion to expand high-speed internet to underserved communities

June 27, 2023: Pagosa Daily Post - $826 Million in Broadband Funding Headed for Colorado

June 27, 2023: Ark Valley Voice - Colorado to receive more than $826 million in Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Funding

June 27, 2023: The Colorado Sun - Colorado awarded $826.5 million from Biden administration to get everyone in the state decent broadband

June 26, 2023: Denver Business Journal - Colorado to receive over $846M to improve broadband access (subscription required)

June 26, 2023: Colorado Pols - Democrats Bring High-Speed Internet Access to Rural Colorado

June 26, Michael Bennet's Office - Bennet, Hickenlooper, Polis Welcome Over $826 Million in Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Funding for Colorado from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

June 26, 2023: The Washington Post - Biden announces $42 billion to expand high-speed internet access (subscription required)

June 25, 2023: Colorado Politics - State grant applications open for broadband infrastructure projects in Colorado (subscription required)

June 25, 2023: The Denver Gazette - State grant applications open for broadband infrastructure projects in Colorado

June 23, 2023: The Prowers Journal - Southern Colorado Economic Development District Designated as Broadband-Ready Certified Community

June 21, 2023: StateScoop - Colorado opens $162M in broadband grants from American Rescue Plan

May

May 24, 2023: The Colorado Sun - Colorado repealed law limiting municipal internet, making it easier for towns to build their own

May 24, 2023: The Fast Mode - Broadband Maps Are Finished, but What Do We Do About Misrepresentation? 

May 24, 2023: The Herald Times - County Beat

May 7, 2023: Cord Cutters News - A Comcast Backed Law Banning Internet Competition Has Been Overturned

May 4, 2023: Government Technology - What's New in Digital Equity: Colorado Removes Broadband Barrier

May 3, 2023: Daily Kos - Colorado boots big telecom, lays groundwork to bring high-speed access to all

May 3, 2023: Broadband Breakfast - Colorado Law for Muni Broadband Networks, VETRO and COS Collaborate, South African Open Access

May 3, 2023: KOAA - New law helps rural counties apply for internet infrastructure funds

May 3, 2023: Techspot - Consumer groups score big win against Big Cable as Colorado ends restrictions on municipal broadband

May 3, 2023: Fierce Telecom - Colorado eliminates key hurdle for municipal broadband deployment

May 3, 2023: telecompetitor - New Colorado Law Eliminates a Restriction That Could Have Hindered Broadband Funding Opportunities

May 3, 2023: statescoop - Colorado lifts municipal broadband restrictions 

May 2, 2023: yahoo!life - New rules on how cities can improve internet

May 2, 2023: arstechnica - Colorado kills law that made it harder for cities to offer Internet service

May 2, 2023: Light Reading - Colorado governor signs bill removing municipal broadband barriers

April

April 23, 2023: Greeley Tribune - Colorado vying for $1 billion in federal funds to address broadband shortfalls

April 21, 2023: The Colorado Sun - Colorado’s effort to attract more federal broadband funding seems to be working

April 20, 2023: Telecompetior - The Mapping Dilemma: How Can States Ensure They Get The Best ‘Bang For Their Buck’?

April 19, 2023: The Prowers Journal - PEP Shares News of Broadband Expansion and Multi-Team Babe Ruth Tournament

April 14, 2023: Broadband Breakfast - Brieana Reed-Harmel: Capital Construction of a Municipal Broadband Utility 101

April 13, 2023: Light Reading - Report warns of BEAD funding delays due to municipal broadband bans

April 12, 2023: The Prowers Journal - SCEDD Broadband Initiative Updates

April 10, 2023: Telecompetitor - Two States Get Set to Award $362M in Broadband Funding

March

March 11, 2023: Benton Institute - 50 Ways the American Rescue Plan Act is Improving Internet Connectivity

March 7, 2023: Telecompetitor - Highline Offers Update on Colorado Fiber Build

March 6, 2023: KRDO - CSU Pueblo receives grant to increase broadband access across the city

February

Feb. 24, 2023: Forbes - Group Works To Bring Broadband To Coal Country

Feb. 24, 2023: Denver Business Journal - Colorado promotes discounted internet program after only 23% of eligible households enroll

Feb. 23, 2023: Government Technology - What’s New in Digital Equity: The Affordable Connectivity Program, Year One

Feb. 23, 2023: Ars Technica - After defending false data, Comcast admits another FCC broadband map mistake

Feb. 22, 2023: The Colorado Sun - Colorado goes analog to boost affordable internet program after just 23% of eligible households join

Feb. 22, 2023: StateScoop - Colorado leaders push FCC broadband discounts

Feb. 20, 2023: The Prowers Journal - SCEDD Broadband Initiative

Feb.16, 2023: Government Technology - What's New in Digital Equity: Colorado Launches Broadband Mapping Hub

Feb.16, 2023: StateScoop - Colorado Broadband Office launches online hub to find funding

Feb.14, 2023: NextTV - Comcast Becomes the Latest ISP Caught Giving Bad Coverage Map Data to the FCC

Feb. 10, 2023: Fierce Telecom - Google Fiber broadens footprint in Phoenix, Denver, plans affordable option

Feb. 10, 2023: Telecompetitor - Google Fiber Wins Colorado Network Deal

Feb. 10, 2023: Light Reading - Google Fiber plots more expansions in Colorado and Arizona

Feb. 6, 2023: Vail Daily - Eagle soft launches broadband project, looks forward to next phases

Feb. 4, 2023: NTD - Tennessee Aims to Join Growing Number of States Implementing Digital Driver’s Licenses

January

Jan. 28, 2023: SkyHiNews - Opinion | Patrick Brower: DigitalBridge will help with employee retention

Jan. 23, 2023: Steamboat Pilot & Today - Meghan Lukens: My first bills will address access to broadband, teacher licensure, affordable housing and more

Jan. 16, 2023: Fierce Telecom - Colorado broadband chief talks local deployment challenges, funding ops

Jan. 12, 2023: Fierce Telecom - FCC broadband map challenges top 350K as deadline looms

Jan. 12, 2023: Estes Park Trail Gazette - Public invited to correct, challenge FCC broadband map with poor service

Jan. 12, 2023: Yahoo - State wants your help on mapping broadband signal

Jan. 11, 2023: Fierce Telecom - Here’s who’s overseeing broadband efforts in each state

Jan. 11, 2023: The Coloradan - Larimer County, FCC need help updating broadband map to get funding

Jan. 11, 2023: The Durango Herald - Silverton finally gets broadband

Jan. 11, 2023: CBS Colorado - Thousands in Colorado seek funding to receive broadband internet

Jan. 10, 2023: CBS Colorado - Colorado officials say you can help expand broadband access

Jan. 10, 2023: The Durango Herald - Government leaders in S.W. Colorado ask Polis to take action on broadband access

Jan. 10, 2023: CBS News - SpaceX launches 40 OneWeb broadband satellites, lighting up overnight sky

Jan 6, 2023: CBS Colorado - Colorado officials say you can help expand broadband access

Jan 6, 2023: The Colorado Sun - Deadline nears for correcting Colorado locations with terrible broadband service

December

Dec. 30, 2022: Greely Tribune - Broadband is booming in Colorado as voters lift limits on government’s involvement

Dec. 30, 2022: The Pagosa Springs Sun - Officials ask residents to challenge National Broadband Map

Dec. 27, 2022: The Center Square - Colorado seeks consumer input to gain share of $42.5B in broadband infrastructure funding

Dec. 22, 2022: The Daily Yonder - Commentary: Do You Really Have the Broadband the FCC Thinks You Have?

Dec. 21, 2022: 9 News - States contend with short timeline to correct broadband map

Dec. 15, 2022: Government Technology - What’s New in Digital Equity: States Continue Broadband Listening Tours

Dec. 14, 2022: Benton Institute - A Colorado for All Requires Broadband Investment

Dec. 12, 2022: Spot On Colorado - Colorado awarded $5.9 million to figure out how to use $100 million to improve broadband service

Dec. 12, 2022: Summit Daily - Colorado awarded $5.9 million to figure out how to use $100 million to improve broadband service

Dec. 12, 2022: Denver 7 - Why internet access is expensive, inconsistent for some

Dec. 12, 2022: Denver 7 - CBO Challenges FCC Map

Dec. 12, 2022: Axios - Connectivity in the Work from Home Era: Denver

Dec. 11, 2022: Aspen Times - Feds seek input on new national broadband map

Dec. 9, 2022: Center Post Dispatch - Every byte counts in rural areas

Dec. 8, 2022: Vail Daily - Check your internet access on the new federal broadband map

Dec. 8, 2022: The Denver Post - White House, Polis announce $171 million in broadband grants for Colorado

Dec. 8, 2-22: Colorado Politics - Colorado to receive over $170 million to bring high-speed internet to 18,000 households

Dec. 8, 2022: Colorado Newsline - Colorado Gets $171M To Expand Broadband Access Statewide

Dec. 8, 2022: Colorado Sun - Colorado awarded $5.9 million to figure out how to use $100 million to improve broadband service

Dec. 8, 2022: StateScoop - NTIA delivers $67M to states in broadband planning grants

Dec. 6, 2022: Colorado Sun - Colorado is challenging 13,000 speed inaccuracies in the new federal broadband map

November

Nov. 18, 2022: Government Technology -  The FCC Has Released Its Broadband Map — but Work Is Far from Over

Nov. 16, 2022: Fox21 News Colorado - Meeting for Pueblo residents to learn about broadband

Nov. 2, 2022: Colorado Sun - How Colorado plans to cover 99% of the state with super-fast internet

October

Oct. 13, 2022: StateScoop - Colorado sets new digital strategy, targets 99% broadband access by 2027

Oct. 11, 2022: StateScoop - Commerce Department's tribal broadband grants top $1 billion

September

Sept. 22, 2022: Colorado Politics - West Slope on tap for $13 million in broadband funding

Sept. 13, 2022: Light Reading - The Buildout: Tennessee awards $447M for broadband

Sept. 10, 2022: Steamboat Pilot & Today - Large-scale broadband expansion on the way for Hayden and Craig

Sept. 8, 2022: Government Technology - What’s New in Digital Equity: The State of Digital Equity Funding

Sept. 7, 2022: Fox21 News Colorado - Colorado awards grants to connect homes to high-speed internet

August

Aug. 31, 2022: Government Technology - What Is a State Broadband Advisory Board?

Aug. 30, 2022: Broadband Breakfast - Fiber Broadband Association Brings Regional Fiber Connect Shows on Road

Aug. 17, 2022: StateScoop - Broadband grant program to start distributing planning funds

Aug. 17, 2022: The Pagosa Springs Sun - Broadband assistance available through Affordable Connectivity program

Aug. 12, 2022: Government Technology - Tips for State Broadband Offices Prepping for BEAD Funding

July

July 22, 2022: State of Reform - Colorado concludes LOI submission process for broadband expansion and modernization grants

July 13, 2022: StateScoop - NTIA says every state has signed up for a piece of BEAD broadband funds

July 12, 2022: The Daily Sentinel - State announces new broadband grant program

July 12, 2022: MeriTalk - Colorado Broadband Program to Deploy $500M in Projects

July 8, 2022: KOAA - Colorado wants to increase broadband internet across the entire state

July 7, 2022: Government Technology - What’s New in Digital Equity: Hawaii Passes Digital Equity Bills

July 6, 2022: StateScoop - Colorado broadband office sizes up interest ahead of $500M grant program

February

Feb. 24, 2022: StateScoop - Will federal funding close the broadband gap for good?

Feb. 22, 2022: StateScoop - New Colorado broadband chief cites 'once-in-a-lifetime' opportunity for expansion

December

Dec. 17, 2021: Vail Daily - Eagle Town manager accepts new role as head of Colorado Broadband Office

Dec. 16, 2021: Government Technology - Colorado Taps Brandy Reitter as New State Broadband Director

Dec. 14, 2021: Pew Trusts - How State Grants Support Broadband Deployment

November

Nov. 12, 2021: Denver 7 - Colorado set to receive billions from federal infrastructure package for roads, internet, more

Nov. 12, 2021: KSUT - Colorado will get at least $100 million, possibly $1 billion, from infrastructure bill to end digital divide

Nov. 11, 2021: Colorado Sun - Colorado will get at least $100 million, possibly $1 billion, from infrastructure bill to end digital divide

August

Aug. 24, 2021: State Tech - What Can State CIOs Do to Encourage Broadband Expansion?

June

June 29, 2021: The Center Square - Polis signs bill to increase broadband access in rural Colorado

June 25, 2021: StateScoop - State officials say they're expanding broadband 'quicker, better and faster' than feds

June 23, 2021: Colorado Sun - Colorado reaches 91% rural broadband coverage as efforts to improve internet for Ute Tribes move forward

June 1, 2021: Governing - Three States’ Tech Leaders: Broadband Is Imperative for All

May

May 27, 2021: StateScoop - Collaboration is key for state broadband officials

May 11, 2021: Newswires - Bipartisan Bill to Expand Broadband Services to Unserved Populations Clears Committee

May 5, 2021: The Gazette - Colorado House panel advances $75M broadband expansion proposal, largest stimulus bill to date

May 4, 2021: Colorado Politics - House panel advances $75M broadband expansion proposal, largest stimulus bill to date

March

Mar. 14, 2021: The Daily Sentinel - Broadband access is a team sport

February

Feb. 16, 2021: StateScoop - Colorado names new broadband director

Feb. 16, 2021: Government Technology - Martinez Named Director of Colorado Broadband Office