News

Recording and Slides now available for How to Use Our New Maps Webinar

On Mar. 29, the CBO Data Team hosted the third webinar in our Broadband Data & Mapping Webinar series, focused on How to Use Our New Maps.

In February, the CBO launched the brand new Broadband Mapping Hub (Hub), an easy-to-use, complete resource to assist in broadband planning, finding partnerships and applying for broadband funding through the state. In this webinar we walked through the features and functionality of the Hub and the new maps and dashboards.

BDB Updates & Appeals Timeline

Minimum Requirements Decisions

As of March 31, the Board completed its review and issued Minimum Requirement Decisions for all of the applications for the Winter 2023 Grant Cycle. You can find all of the funding eligibility decisions on High Cost Support Mechanism (HCSM) and State & Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) on our website.

March Industry & Community Roundtable Webinars: Slides and Recordings Now Available

On March 15 and 21, the CBO hosted it's Advance Industry and Community Roundtable meetings. In order to maintain a regular cadence of communication with our partners, the CBO holds these Roundtable meetings bi-monthly. The slides and recordings from March's Industry and Community Roundtable discussions can be found below. The next Roundtable discussions will take place in May 2023.

Advance Industry Roundtable (March 15)

Lt. Governor Primavera Announces Statewide ACP Act Now Initiative

On Feb. 22, Lt. Governor Primavera announced a statewide initiative to increase awareness of the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a long-term benefit to help eligible households pay for high-speed internet, with support from EducationSuperHighway. Seventy one (71) partner cities, community-based organizations and trusted institutions around Colorado were invited to participate in the initiative.

Read the full press release.

Colorado Broadband Data Collection Begins

The 2023 Colorado Broadband Data Collection opens tomorrow, Feb. 14 and runs through March 10, 2023. 

We collect broadband availability data following the FCC data specifications. To learn more about data requirements and format, please visit our How to Submit Data web page.

Important Dates

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.

January Industry & Community Roundtable Webinars: Slides and Recordings Now Available

On January 17 and 25, the CBO hosted it's Advance Industry and Community Roundtable meetings. In order to establish a regular cadence of communication with our partners, the CBO will hold these Roundtable meetings bi-monthly. The slides and recordings from January's Industry and Community Roundtable discussions can be found below. The next Roundtable discussions will take place in March 2023.

Advance Industry Roundtable (Jan. 17)