Broadband Data Collection


Each spring, we conduct an annual outreach to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to confirm their submission of broadband service availability data to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Broadband Data Collection (BDC). The CBO’s Broadband Data Collection corresponds with the BDC spring data collection. Once confirmed, our team utilizes and processes the BDC data to show broadband availability across the state in the Colorado Broadband Map.

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Where are we now?

The 2024 Data Collection survey is now closed.

How to Submit Data 


Our focus on data accuracy

Our goal is to provide a complete and accurate representation of broadband service availability in Colorado. To achieve this goal, we strive to collect accurate data from all Internet Service Providers (ISPs). For the Colorado Broadband Data Collection, “accurate data” is defined as current data (no less than two years old) that meets the granularity requirements outlined in 24-37.5-119 (9m).

By submitting broadband mapping data to the Colorado Broadband Office, an ISP acknowledges that the data submitted is subject to the Consumer Fraud, False Claims, and Antitrust laws of the state of Colorado.


Who submits data?

Facilities-based providers of fixed and/or mobile broadband internet access who have one or more end-user connections in service on the “as of date” are required to file in the FCC BDC.

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that participate or intend to participate in any State of Colorado broadband grants programs (this includes Broadband Deployment Board Grants, Advance Colorado Broadband, OIT Digital Inclusion Funding and anyone who wishes to file an appeal, or right of first refusal) must provide proof of their BDC filing to the CBO.

Data confidentiality

Granular coverage data submitted pursuant to subsection (9)(m) of 24-37.5-119 is not a public record as defined in statute, and is not subject to public disclosure under, the "Colorado Open Records Act."



The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires facilities-based providers of broadband connections to end users to submit data in the new Broadband Data Collection (BDC). The Colorado Broadband Data Collection is a separate process in which providers who previously submitted granular broadband availability data directly to the Colorado Broadband Office will now provide confirmation of their FCC BDC filing and submit optional supplemental data. While the Colorado Broadband Data Collection is voluntary, any provider who participates or intends to participate in State of Colorado funding programs is required to submit FCC BDC filing confirmation.

As required by the Broadband DATA Act, the FCC launched the Broadband Data Collection (BDC), which opened on June 30, 2022. This process collects more detailed and precise information on the availability of fixed and mobile broadband services. The BDC gives the FCC, industry, state, local and Tribal government entities, and consumers the tools they need to improve the accuracy of existing federal maps. Learn more about the FCC’s new Broadband Data Collection.

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) received funding from Congress in 2018 to update the National Broadband Availability Map (NBAM) in coordination with the FCC. The NBAM is a GIS platform used to visualize and analyze federal, state, and commercial broadband data sets. This includes data from the FCC, U.S. Census Bureau, Universal Service Administrative Company, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Ookla, Measurement Lab, BroadbandNow, White Star and state governments. The NBAM has 36 participating states, including Colorado, and four federal agencies. Users access the NBAM mapping platform and use these data resources to better inform broadband projects and funding decisions in their states. Learn More about NBAM

Our Broadband Data Collection is an annual collection of broadband availability data from Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and the data is used to create the Colorado Broadband Map. As a grant applicant, you must be a participant in the annual data collection. This is also often referred to as the Colorado Broadband Office Mapping Program.

Applicants may also be required to submit geographic data to support their grant application. The application data would typically include data that is specific to the application, such as proposed service addresses. Grant application data should be submitted with the application, or upon request by the grant administrator.