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BEAD Challenge Process Update

The “challenge phase” of the Advance-BEAD Challenge Process ran from Jan. 10 to Feb. 9, 2024. During that time approximately 21,950 locations were challenged. The CBO will send rebuttal notifications in the next two weeks and ISPs have 30 calendar days from notification of a challenge to provide a rebuttal. We aim to make final determinations of location eligibility in early May. For more information please visit the Advance-BEAD Challenge Portal.

Last Week to Submit BEAD Challenges

The Advance-BEAD Challenge window closes at 11:59 p.m. MT on Friday, Feb. 9. Registered users must submit challenges by the deadline.

Not registered yet?

The deadline for ISPs, nonprofits, and local or Tribal governments to register for access to the Challenge Portal is this Wednesday, Feb. 7. If the CBO cannot verify your CostQuest License at that time, we will be unable to create an account in time for you to participate in the process.

Remember, this is the last chance we have to ensure the accuracy of our broadband map before BEAD is underway.

Advance-BEAD Challenge Process starts Monday

Colorado recently received approval from the NTIA for Initial Proposal Volume 1, which means we can move forward with the challenge process. The challenge process allows ISPs, nonprofits, and local and Tribal governments to challenge the accuracy of BEAD-eligible locations.

The process begins this coming Monday, Jan. 8 with the publication of eligible locations. We will then start accepting challenges on Wednesday Jan. 10. 

Unprecedented Funding for Broadband

Governor Polis and the Colorado Broadband Office today announced the first of multiple investments using stimulus funding from the U.S. Treasury’s Capital Projects Fund (CPF) program.

The Polis administration will use $113 million from CPF to make major, long-term improvements, including expanding the state’s broadband infrastructure and connecting Colorado homes without internet access.