Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Advance-BEAD Challenge Portal is Live

The Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) Program requires the CBO to allow ISPs, nonprofits, and local and Tribal governments to challenge the accuracy of BEAD-eligible locations. These are unserved and underserved locations in Colorado.

This Challenge Process is right around the corner. In preparation, we have opened our Advance-BEAD Challenge Portal. In the portal, you will find all the resources you need to prepare for and eventually participate in the Challenge Process.

Colorado’s Broadband Workforce Plan

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. 

CBO is Coming to a Town Near You - NEW Dates Just Announced

Originally published June 12, 2023

The Colorado Broadband Office (CBO) is traveling around the state to both host our Summer Roadshow and to participate in the Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act (IIJA) Summits held by the State of Colorado and there is still time to join us. We've added new dates listed below.

Colorado to Receive $826.5M for Affordable, Reliable, High-Speed Internet

The day has finally come! After much anticipation, President Biden and Vice President Harris announced today the state allocations for the Broadband, Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) funds. Colorado is set to receive $826,522,650.

As part of the Biden administration's "Internet for All" program, the money is earmarked to ensure the delivery of affordable, reliable, high-speed internet.

Announcing the Broadband Ready Community Program

We are excited to announce the Broadband Ready Community Program. This program will create an opportunity for communities in Colorado to become “broadband ready” ahead of upcoming historic federal funding disbursement. Through the past year of stakeholder engagement, we have gathered that local communities could greatly benefit from a guided approach to understanding their broadband needs as they begin to plan long-term projects. We have developed a list of tasks (Broadband Ready Community Checklist- see below) that communities can adopt on their way to becoming broadband ready.