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UPDATE: Broadband Deployment Board Designates Six Counties for Proposals for Designated Critically Unserved Areas

At the May 4 Board meeting, the Broadband Deployment Board (BDB) reviewed public comments on the previously identified geographic regions to be included in the RFP process, as required by HB21-1109. The BDB decided to include the following geographic areas in the Request for Proposal (RFP):

Capital Projects Fund (CPF) Working Groups- Planning Maps

The Colorado Broadband Office (CBO) has created county level maps to support the deployment of the Capital Projects Funds in Colorado. These maps represent the most accurate information currently available to the CBO, including broadband coverage, infrastructure, community anchor institutions (CAIs), Broadband Fund awards, and a selection of federal funding information for each county. Please note that there are two maps to represent each county: one shows CAIs and Funding, and the other shows Infrastructure and Advertised Service. 
 

Public Comments Posted for the Broadband Deployment Board's RFP for Critically Unserved Areas

On April 4, the Broadband Deployment Board (BDB) opened a two-week public comment period on proposed suggestions for counties that contained Critically Unserved Areas. The public comment period closed on Monday, April 18 at 11:59 p.m. MDT. 

A summary of the comments can be found below. The BDB will review these comments and hold a discussion regarding the previously identified critically unserved areas at the next BDB meeting on May 4 and 5.
 

Broadband Deployment Board Invites Public Comments on RFP’s Designated Critically Unserved Areas

As required by HB21-1109, the Broadband Deployment Board (BDB) is developing a request for proposal (RFP) process “under which, for each calendar year, the board reserves up to sixty percent of the HCSM money allocated for broadband deployment to award grants to proposed projects that serve critically unserved areas identified by the office, including any critically unserved areas within the boundaries of an indian reservation located within the state.”

Recording and Slides Available for Mar. 3 Executive Order Discussion

On Mar. 3 the CBO held an Executive Order Discussion to discuss the details of Executive Order D 2022 009. The discussion focused on the elements of the Broadband Strategic Plan, including the roadmap, the process for soliciting feedback and engaging industry and community leaders, and strategies to address digital connectivity across the state.