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NTIA Approves Colorado's “Internet for All” Initial Proposal

 The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has approved Colorado's Initial Proposal Volume 2 for the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program.

The Initial Proposal Volume 2 outlines Colorado's critical components of the BEAD grant program, including funding deployment, stakeholder engagement, workforce initiatives and more. 

Technical Assistance Program Opens Another Round

The CBO has opened another round of applications for the Advance Colorado Broadband Technical Assistance Program, which offers municipalities, counties, school districts, special districts, council of governments, economic development districts, and other political subdivisions and state agencies within the State of Colorado consulting services to prepare, plan, apply for and administer a federal grant.

Governor Polis signs new laws removing barriers to high-speed internet to all Coloradans

More Colorado homes, businesses and schools will have high-speed internet thanks to four broadband bills recently signed by Governor Polis. 

One of the bills, House Bill 24-1336, expands how the state can use broadband funding, allowing focus on middle-mile infrastructure, fiber networks, and high-cost areas in Colorado.

These broadband bills are a significant step forward in expanding broadband access in Colorado and meeting the goal of connecting 99% of Colorado households to broadband by 2027.

2024 Summer Roadshow Schedule Announced

The CBO is traveling around the state to host a Summer Roadshow, where we will meet with broadband decision-makers and partners in every region. During the sessions a representative from the CBO will discuss all things broadband, including funding, mapping, broadband readiness, community engagement and digital equity. In addition, the CBO will cover updates specific to each locale. 

Check out the 2024 schedule.

Celebrate Colorado's Broadband Accomplishments: Read the CBO 2023 Report

We had a highly productive year in 2023. We announced Capital Projects Fund (CPF) awards, received an allocation of $826.5 million from the Broadband, Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) Program and passed significant legislation that removes barriers to investing federal dollars, among many more things. These accomplishments were made possible by partnerships with broadband stakeholders across the state, and are highlighted in our Colorado Broadband Office (CBO) 2023 Report. There is a lot of progress to celebrate!

Host the CBO Broadband Roadshow

The Colorado Broadband Office (CBO) is excited to announce our 2024 Broadband Roadshow happening this summer. We’re looking forward to getting on the road to meet with local communities to discuss all things Colorado broadband. On this tour, we would like to address the subjects that are more relevant for you and your community.  

2024 Broadband Data Collection

The 2024 Colorado Broadband Data Collection is now open. The CBO requests that internet service providers (ISPs) in Colorado provide confirmation of their Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Broadband Data Collection (BDC) filing submissions depicting broadband service availability as of December 31, 2023, in addition to other submission details for 2024 Colorado Broadband Data Collection.