Final CBO Road Show Dates Announced

All 14 of the 2024 CBO Road Shows have now been scheduled for this summer. There are still 6 to go, so make sure to check out the most up-to-date schedule

The CBO Road Show stops in all 14 of the Advance Colorado Broadband Grant Planning Regions.

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.

Digital Equity Ecosystem Map (DEEM) Survey Now Available

Help us to shape the state's Digital Equity Plan! Take the Digital Equity Ecosystem Map (DEEM) Survey!

Digital equity programs provide reliable internet, affordable devices and digital skills training to those most in need. We need your feedback to help close the digital divide in your community.

Your participation will help us uncover:

Governor Polis Signs Bipartisan Senate Bill 23-183

On May 1, the Governor signed SB23-183 (Local Government Provision of Communications Services) which eliminates a 2005 law that has jeopardized CBO's efforts to close the digital divide. This bill enables Colorado’s local governments to provide, or partner to provide, broadband internet service without having to pass voter referendums. SB23-183 is necessary to close existing gaps in the state as we work to reach our goal of connecting 99% of Colorado households to high-speed broadband by the end of 2027.

Lt. Governor Primavera Announces Statewide ACP Act Now Initiative

On Feb. 22, Lt. Governor Primavera announced a statewide initiative to increase awareness of the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a long-term benefit to help eligible households pay for high-speed internet, with support from EducationSuperHighway. Seventy one (71) partner cities, community-based organizations and trusted institutions around Colorado were invited to participate in the initiative.

Read the full press release.

Announcing the Broadband Ready Community Program

We are excited to announce the Broadband Ready Community Program. This program will create an opportunity for communities in Colorado to become “broadband ready” ahead of upcoming historic federal funding disbursement. Through the past year of stakeholder engagement, we have gathered that local communities could greatly benefit from a guided approach to understanding their broadband needs as they begin to plan long-term projects. We have developed a list of tasks (Broadband Ready Community Checklist- see below) that communities can adopt on their way to becoming broadband ready.

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.