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It’s Digital Inclusion Week!

Colorado Lt. Governor Diana Primavera and Senator Michael Bennet talk about the importance of digital equity for all.

Approximately 166,000 Coloradans don't have high-speed internet. Just under half of the 166,000 say it's because they can't afford it or don't have the skills to use digital devices. In Colorado, digital equity is half the battle to connect residents to work, school, healthcare and other opportunities the digital age affords us.

BDB: Minimum Requirements Decisions

As of September 13, the Broadband Deployment Board (BDB) completed its review and issued Minimum Requirement Decisions for all of the applications for the Summer 2023 Grant Cycle. You can find all of the funding eligibility decisions on our website.

Appeals
According to Board policy, there are seven days to submit an appeal, and another seven days to submit a response to that appeal.

Summer 2023 Grant Cycle Timeline Now Available

Originally published July 17, 2023

Update: The Sept. 12 and Sept. 13 Public Comment Presentation/Initial Application meetings are virtual. There is no in-person attendance.

A timeline and updated Policies and Guidance documents are now available for the Broadband Deployment Board’s (BDB) Summer 2023 Grant Cycle. 

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 Carrier Neutral Locations List Now Available

Multiple Carrier Neutral Locations (CNLs) across the state have been partially-funded by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA). These sites, which are independent of any network provider, facilitate broadband deployment and create a redundant infrastructure.

View the status (complete, in progress, and future site) and approximate location of these CNLs on this list.

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.