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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!

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

Dec. 6, 2022: Government Computer News - Scarce GIS resources could hamstring state broadband challenges

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. 19, 2021: Alamosa News - Announcing the New Executive Director of the Colorado Broadband Office

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

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