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We support local governments' efforts to expand and improve broadband and efforts to support community members.

 

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Strategic broadband planning


Through the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) Broadband Program, local governments can apply for grants for broadband planning. DOLA recognizes that local governments can play a role assisting public institutions and private businesses, as well as local residents, to gain access to reliable broadband service at affordable costs. These efforts can enhance economic development, improve distance learning opportunities, promote inter-jurisdictional communication, and improve health care delivery and to meet Coloradans' requests for better access to the breadth of services available over broadband.

Visit the DOLA Broadband Program page for completed regional plans, RFP examples, and grant program information.

Find broadband data


Visit our Data & Mapping Hub to explore broadband maps and data to identify gaps and opportunities in your community. This data can help support strategic planning, policy decisions, and community education and engagement.

Support your community members


Local governments play an important role in enabling broadband access for their community members. This can include digital skills training, fiber-to-the-home broadband networks, and everything in between. 

How you can support your community:

  • Visit our Learning Center to learn about broadband and digital equity, best practices and lessons learned
  • Educate your community by highlighting broadband and digital equity resources through your communication channels
  • Work with other community organizations like schools, libraries and health care providers to leverage and combine resources
  • Contact us! We would be happy to meet with you to discuss how we can support your efforts to improve broadband in your community

Policy Resources


We provide information, promote discussion and prepare recommendations on broadband policy. We want to make sure that all voices are represented in our discussions and recommendations. Visit our Policy page for more information. Ensure that your community is engaged with the Colorado Broadband Office by:

Understanding SB05-152

In 2005, the Colorado General Assembly passed Senate Bill 05-152 (SB05-152), which excludes local governments from entering into the broadband market and prohibits most uses of municipal or county money for infrastructure to improve local broadband service without voter permission. More than 100 municipalities have successfully passed ballot initiatives related to SB05-152. The Colorado Municipal League (CML) maintains a map of municipalities that have asked their residents to opt out of this restriction. 

View the CML SB05-152 Opt Out Map