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Biannual Data Collection begins!

Outreach for our fall data collection cycle has begun! The data submission deadline is September 3, 2021. Please contact us to verify your company’s point of contact to ensure your company participates in our data collection. 

What's new this year?

Our process remains the same, however the recently passed HB21-1109 changes the participation and data granularity requirements. 

American Rescue Plan will deliver $350 billion for state, local, territorial and Tribal governments

On May 10, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the launch of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, established by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, to provide $350 billion in emergency funding for eligible state, local, territorial and Tribal governments. Funding may be used to make necessary investments that provide unserved or underserved locations with new or expanded broadband access.

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (COVID Relief bill)

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act of 2021 includes several provisions that address broadband deployment, digital inclusion, and broadband affordability through direct appropriations to federal agencies. This means the funding will not come directly to the state, so Colorado’s benefit from these nationally competitive programs will depend on applications from qualifying consumers, internet service providers, or local and state agencies.

Broadband and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe During the Pandemic

In March 2020, the Director of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe (UMUT) Mógúán Behavioral Health Program (MBHP) contacted the Colorado Broadband Office (CBO) about their need to communicate with clients while following the stay-at-home order in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The UMUT lies within the southwest corner of Colorado. UMUT has 575,000 contiguous acres spanning across Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. To reduce exposure to COVID-19, the MBHP began leveraging teletherapy to deliver mental health services.

Student Connectivity Webinar Series

The Colorado Broadband Office hosted a special webinar series focusing on student connectivity. The goal of these webinars is to shine a light on the complex issue of ensuring broadband access for all students to enable participation in remote learning. We will talk with school districts, broadband providers, and policymakers about the challenge of connecting students, understanding the needs, innovative solutions, existing programs, and how to fund student connectivity.

Find more information and recordings of each session below.

Country Jam 2018: Public Safety Technology Lessons Learned

Introduction: The Center of Excellence (CoE) requested the Colorado Broadband Office (CBO) to facilitate network providers, device manufactures and application vendors to provide first responders with technologies such as a cache of Android Public Safety Broadband provisioned devices running ATAK (Android Tactical Assault Kit) that would assist public safety personnel to use capabilities including, but not limited to, situational awareness including responder locations, chat, data transfer, w