At the May 4 Board meeting, the Broadband Deployment Board (BDB) reviewed public comments on the previously identified geographic regions to be included in the RFP process, as required by HB21-1109. The BDB decided to include the following geographic areas in the Request for Proposal (RFP):
- Fremont County
- Southern Archuleta County
- Southern Las Animas County
- Northern Larimer County
- Northern Weld County
- Western Moffat County
The BDB had identified two additional regions of a county as critically unserved during the March 29 Board meeting, but in the public comment period, two stakeholders shared concerns regarding the existing service in those areas. The BDB decided to postpone their decision for these areas and instructed staff to review and make recommendations regarding the coverage in these areas. The following counties are pending critically unserved status:
- Southern Gunnison County
- Southern Montezuma County
Maps of identified Critically Unserved regions will be available at a later date.
Board staff expect to make recommendations to the BDB at the next Board meeting.