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CBO Launches Community Broadband Needs Survey

As the CBO prepares to deploy $500-700 million in broadband grant funding, we recognize that many of the communities in need of broadband service may not have the capacity to develop and manage a broadband project or plan. With that in mind, we have developed a Community Broadband Needs Survey to better understand the how we can assist communities across Colorado who are looking to attract or improve broadband services. We welcome your feedback on topics such as grant writing, mapping, engineering, project management and more. This survey will close on Nov. 11.

Upcoming Engagement Opportunities with CBO

The Colorado Broadband Office (CBO) would like to announce new opportunities to engage with us on the development of our broadband expansion plan and deployment of funds through our Advance Colorado Broadband grant program. The best strategy to address Colorado's areas in need of broadband is to work together. Therefore, we are establishing a regular cadence of communication with our partners. 

ISPs Must Submit Broadband Data by September 1 In Order to Receive BEAD Funding

As part of the Internet for All initiative, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is responsible for awarding the $48 billion Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program, which will grant each state $100 million and allocate the remaining money based on number of unserved households. NTIA will rely on the data being collected as part of the FCC’s Broadband Data Collection (BDC) to identify these unserved locations. The FCC’s new Broadband Map will be used to help states fund projects that achieve universal high-speed internet access.

Broadband Data Collection Webinar: Slides and Recording Now Available

On July 13, the CBO Data Team hosted the first webinar in our Broadband Data & Mapping Webinar series, focused on Broadband Data Collection. We walked through our process to collect broadband availability data from ISPs, including:

  • The data collection timeline,
  • How ISPs can prepare and submit data,
  • How the CBO processes data, and
  • How and when the data is published

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Help to Inform the CBO's Strategic Plan: Surveys Available for Community Organizations & Local Governments

Earlier this year, Governor Polis and state lawmakers charged the Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT) and the Colorado Broadband Office (CBO) with crafting a strategic plan to speed up the fair, reliable, and user-friendly delivery of digital and broadband services to residents, businesses, and other state customers. 

Governor Polis Signs Executive Order restating and amending the Executive Order on Accelerating Broadband Deployment in Colorado

On June 2, Governor Polis signed an Executive Order restating and amending the Executive Order on Accelerating Broadband Deployment in Colorado, creating a single streamlined directive concerning broadband access in Colorado.