Internet Service Providers

What can we do for you?

We support Internet Service Providers' efforts to expand and improve broadband through infrastructure investment and public-private partnerships.

 

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Your points of contact are: Megan Gernert and Teresa Ferguson

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Submit broadband data 


Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that participate or intend to participate in any State of Colorado Broadband grants programs (this includes Broadband Deployment Board, OIT Digital Inclusion Funding, DOLA Interconnectivity Program, CDE Connecting Students Grant Funds and anyone who wishes to file an appeal, or right of first refusal) are required to submit data for inclusion in the Colorado Broadband Map. All other internet service providers are asked to voluntarily participate in order to increase the accuracy of our maps.

Granular coverage data submitted pursuant to subsection (9)(m) of 24-37.5-119 is not a public record and is not subject to public disclosure under the Colorado Open Records Act (C.R.S. §24-72-200.1, et seq.).

Find broadband data


Our data is used by decision-makers to determine served and unserved areas for grant funding. Our data is available for download to assist you in preparing funding applications for state or federal programs. 

We offer data and mapping support for Colorado's Broadband Fund. The Broadband Board Toolkit is an interactive map that was designed to support Broadband Fund stakeholders in the application and review process.

Visit our Data & Mapping Hub to explore broadband maps and data to identify served and unserved areas, and gaps and opportunities in your community.

​Can’t find the data you are looking for? Fill out the Data Request Form

Permitting, Easements, Rights of Way, Pole Attachments


Are you struggling with permitting, easements, rights of way, or pole attachments? Looking for resolution of obstacles that are delaying broadband deployment?

We can help facilitate relationships with CDOT, BLM, investor owned utilities (IOUs), transmission and generation (TNG) companies, and others to help broadband project deployment.

Navigate funding programs


We track a number of programs that provide funding to ISPs for broadband infrastructure builds. We can help you identify which funding programs meet your needs and help you understand and navigate those programs. Contact us if you have questions about the funding programs listed below.

We encourage ISPs to become familiar with funding opportunities for public institutions in order to identify potential public-private partnerships. We can help you leverage funding by partnering with community organizations like schools, libraries, and local governments.

Funding

State Programs

The Broadband Fund

The Broadband Deployment Board, established by the Colorado General Assembly in 2014, provides grants through the Broadband Fund to deploy broadband service in unserved areas of the state. 

Fund Owner:  Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies

Website: Program Website

Important Dates: Applications due July 15, 2021 for Summer 2021 Grant Cycle

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Federal Programs

Broadband Infrastructure Program

The Broadband Infrastructure Program is a $288 million broadband deployment program directed to partnerships between a state, or one or more political subdivisions of a state, and providers of fixed broadband service to support broadband infrastructure deployment to areas lacking broadband, especially rural areas.

Fund Owner:  NTIA

Website: Program Website

Important Dates: Application deadline: August 17, 2021

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Connecting Minority Communities (CMC) Program

The Connecting Minority Communities (CMC) Pilot Program provides grants to eligible HBCUs, TCUs and MSIs in anchor communities for the purchase of broadband Internet access service or any eligible equipment, or to hire and train information technology personnel.

Fund Owner:  NTIA

Website: Program Website

Important Dates: Awaiting NOFO

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Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund (CCPF)

The Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund (CCPF) will address many challenges laid bare by the pandemic, especially in rural America and low- and moderate-income communities, helping to ensure that all communities have access to the high-quality, modern infrastructure needed to thrive, including internet access.

Fund Owner:  U.S. Treasury

Website: Program Website 

Important Dates: Treasury guidance is expected to be issued in July and applications will be accepted for review in the summer of 2021.

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Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds provide a substantial infusion of resources to help turn the tide on the pandemic, address its economic fallout, and lay the foundation for a strong and equitable recovery.

Fund Owner:  U.S. Treasury

Website: Program Website 

Important Dates: Interim final rules (IFRs) comment deadline is July 16, 2021.

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ReConnect Program

ReConnect is a grant, loan, and combination grant/loan program supporting broadband access to rural homes, farms and businesses.

Fund Owner:  USDA

Website: Program Website 

Important Dates: Round three NOFO is expected in late summer, followed by an application window in the fall of 2021. 

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Community Connect Grant Program

The Community Connect program helps fund broadband deployment in rural communities where it is not yet economically viable for private-sector providers to deliver service.

Fund Owner: USDA

Website: Program Website 

Important Dates: Funding Opportunity Announcement was posted September 24, 2020, and 90-day application window closed December 23, 2020.

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Rural Digital Opportunity Fund

A $20.4 billion fund, through a two-phase reverse auction mechanism, to finance up to gigabit speed broadband networks in unserved rural areas.

Fund Owner:  FCC

Website: Program Website 

Important Dates: Winning bidders were announced December 7, 2020.

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