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2021 Legislative Session Summary

The following pieces of legislation impact broadband. Full details are included in the 2021 Broadband Legislative Summary.

2021 Broadband Legislative Summary

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Colorado Policy Resources by year


SB21-060: Expand Broadband Service- Signed 6/27/2021

SB21-072:  Public Utilities Commission Modernize Electric Transmission Infrastructure - Signed 6/24/2021

SB21-103: Sunset Office Of Consumer Counsel

HB21-1109: Broadband Board Changes To Expand Broadband Service

HB21-1289: Funding For Broadband Deployment - Signed 6/28/2021

HB20B-1001: Grants To Improve Internet Access In P-12 Education

HB20-1137: Broadband Grant Certification Of Unserved Area Requirement

SB 19-107: Broadband Infrastructure Installation
Concerning the installation of broadband internet service infrastructure. 


SB18-002: Financing Rural Broadband Deployment
Concerning the financing of broadband deployment.

HB18-1099: Broadband Deployment Level Playing Field
Concerning criteria that the broadband deployment board is required to develop with regard to an incumbent telecommunications provider's exercise of a right to implement a broadband deployment project in an unserved area of the state upon a nonincumbent provider's application to the broadband deployment board to implement a proposed broadband deployment project in the unserved area.

HB18-1116: Broadband Deployment Board Apply For Federal Funds
Concerning measures authorizing the broadband deployment board to seek federal money earmarked for financing broadband deployment.

SB18-104: Federal Funds For Rural Broadband Deployment
Concerning a requirement that the broadband deployment board file a petition with the federal communications commission to seek a waiver from the commission's rules prohibiting a state entity from applying for certain federal money earmarked for financing broadband deployment in remote areas of the nation.

HB17-1193: Small Cell Facilities Permitting And Installation
Concerning the installation of small wireless service infrastructure within a local government's jurisdiction, and, in connection therewith, clarifying that an expedited permitting process applies to small cell facilities and small cell networks and that the rights-of-way access afforded telecommunications providers extends to broadband providers and to small cell facilities and small cell networks.

HB 14-1327: Measures Expand Deployment Communication Networks
Concerning measures to expand the deployment of communication networks, and, in connection therewith, enacting the “broadband deployment act”

HB 14-1328: Connect Colorado Broadband Act
Concerning the deployment of broadband into unserved areas of Colorado through grant-making from moneys allocated from the Colorado high cost support mechanism, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

HB 14-1329: Deregulate Internet Protocol Emerging Tech Telecom
Concerning the exemption of certain internet-protocol-enabled services from oversight by the public utilities commission, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

HB 14-1330: Updating Telecommunications Technology Language
Concerning an update of telecommunications terminology for intrastate telecommunications services.

HB 14-1331: Regulate Basic Local Exchange Service
Concerning the regulation of basic local exchange service as it affects effective competition, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Executive Order D 2012-037: Establishing broadband responsibilities in the governor’s office of information technology

SB 05-152: Local Gov Competition Cable TV Telecom
Concerning local government competition in the provision of specified communications services.