Colorado Broadband Data Collection Begins

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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

  • Feb. 14: Colorado Broadband Data Collection Begins
  • March 10: Colorado Broadband Data Submission Deadline
  • Mid May: 2023 Data Publication

What's New This Year?

We want to thank our stakeholders for their patience and flexibility as we’ve adjusted our processes over the last few months to accommodate changes in federal broadband data processes and to prepare for upcoming deployment of federal funding. Our recent focus has been on: 

  • Reviewing the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) National Broadband Map and submitting location and availability challenges. 
  • Developing and launching our brand new Broadband Mapping Hub, which includes easy-to-use resources that will help stakeholders prepare grant applications, develop broadband plans or navigate federal funding.
  • Adapting our data collection processes to better support CBO funding programs and to ensure that we provide accurate, granular, and accessible data for all of our stakeholders.

Annual Data Collection

The CBO is transitioning from a bi-annual data collection to an annual data collection.  The annual data cycle will allow for a more comprehensive analysis of data prior to publication. In our new collection and data processing model, we will emphasize data accuracy by evaluating data submitted by internet service providers (ISPs) as compared to additional data sources.  We will work closely with ISPs to resolve inconsistencies in the data. 

Additional Data Requirements

In order to support the needs of our stakeholders, we will collect data pertaining to Community Anchor Institutions and other locations that are not included in the FCC Broadband Data Collection. We will also collect data pertaining to the price of broadband services.

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