The Colorado Broadband Office (CBO) and the Office of Future Work (OFW), a Colorado Department of Labor and Employment division, have jointly unveiled their plan to tackle a major obstacle hindering broadband deployment across the state. The Broadband Workforce Plan is vital to successfully distributing $826.5 million from the federal Broadband, Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) funding program.
One last chance to decide which locations are eligible for the Broadband, Equity, Access and Deployment program
The Initial Proposal Volume 2 for BEAD was released last week for public comment.
The CBO today released the Broadband, Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) program Initial Proposal Volume 2.
The Initial Proposal Volume 2 outlines critical components of the BEAD grant program, including the plan for workforce development, stakeholder engagement, low-cost and middle-class broadband service options, and the selection process for subgrantees.
A Broadband Ready Certified Community is a Colorado community that has taken steps to encourage broadband infrastructure deployment to connect its residents. Steps can include creating a broadband task force, surveying community members, involving schools, businesses and other community anchor institutions, creating budgets and timelines, reviewing local policies and speaking with providers.
The CBO recently published the BEAD Initial Proposal Volume 1 — Colorado’s initial proposal to use BEAD money to bridge the digital divide and achieve our goal to connect 99% of Colorado households.
In light of unprecedented funding, the CBO, in coordination with stakeholders across the state, has developed its Five-Year Action Plan. This proposal is integral to the successful implementation of the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program (BEAD).