The Colorado Broadband Office hosted a special webinar series focusing on student connectivity. The goal of these webinars is to shine a light on the complex issue of ensuring broadband access for all students to enable participation in remote learning. We will talk with school districts, broadband providers, and policymakers about the challenge of connecting students, understanding the needs, innovative solutions, existing programs, and how to fund student connectivity.
Find more information and recordings of each session below.
In August 2016 the Northeast Board of Cooperative Education Services (Northeast BOCES) and the East Central BOCES decided to join forces in order to amplify their purchasing power for broadband services for over 30 school districts combined. With the support of EducationSuperHighway, the new consortium was able to develop a single RFP (Form 470) and received eight bids in response. The responses were significantly more cost-effective than any previous bids.