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Recording and Slides Available for Mar. 3 Executive Order Discussion

On Mar. 3 the CBO held an Executive Order Discussion to discuss the details of Executive Order D 2022 009. The discussion focused on the elements of the Broadband Strategic Plan, including the roadmap, the process for soliciting feedback and engaging industry and community leaders, and strategies to address digital connectivity across the state. 

OIT Announces New Executive Director of the Colorado Broadband Office

On Thursday, Dec. 16, the Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) appointed Brandy Reitter as Executive Director to lead the Colorado Broadband Office (CBO) in the midst of historic funding opportunities that have the potential to bring reliable broadband to every community across the state. OIT Deputy Executive Director Julia Richman will continue to lead the CBO until Reitter joins the state in February 2022. 

Recording available: November Lunch & Learn webinar featuring Tim Miles

The November Lunch & Learn webinar featured Tim Miles, Technology Director for Steamboat and South Routt Schools. He discussed how Steamboat Schools has become involved in three broadband consortia to better internet connectivity for itself, its close neighbors, others on the broadband path, and its peers throughout Colorado. Tim talked about the three consortia: 

Recording available: October Lunch & Learn webinar featuring Region 10

The October Lunch & Learn featured Corey Bryndal from Region 10. Region 10 leverages resources to help build strong communities, and in this session we learned how they advance connectivity for Delta, Montrose, Hinsdale, Gunnison, Ouray and San Miguel counties through senior services, small-business services and regional development support. The Region 10 broadband project encompasses over 600 miles of fiber and 16 carrier-neutral locations.

Interest in Broadband Interconnectivity Middle Mile Funding - Take the Survey by Oct. 20

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) was provided $5,000,000 in American Rescue Plan funds during the last Colorado legislative session under HB21-1289. While waiting for federal guidance on provisions related to use of these funds, DOLA would like to gauge interest from government entities across the state. If you represent a local or regional government, please fill out the Broadband Middle Mile Interconnectivity Interest Survey

Recording available: September Lunch & Learn webinar featuring Trailblazer Broadband

The September Lunch & Learn webinar featured Josh Cramer, Network Architect for Trailblazer Broadband in Estes Park. He shared Estes Park's story of starting up a municipal broadband utility from scratch, establishing a multi-municipality wide area network in the Front Range, and maintaining upstream connectivity in a mountain town through a variety of natural disasters.

Recording available: August Lunch & Learn webinar featuring CDOT

The August Lunch & Learn webinar featured Bob Fifer from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) with an update about the work CDOT is doing around the state to support broadband infrastructure.

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