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Delta Montrose Electric Association awarded $10.5 million USDA ReConnect grant

Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the award of a $10.5 million grant to Delta Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network in rural Colorado. The funded service area includes 2,410 households, 6,877 people, three educational facilities, 89 businesses and 115 farms spread over 126 square miles.

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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. 

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.