Hundreds of thousands of Coloradans qualify for a $50 broadband internet credit. So why aren’t they seizing it?
Digital divide advocates had hoped more participants would be using the Emergency Broadband Benefit by now. There’s still 81% of the funds remaining.
Where have Colorado’s workers gone? Some say: “We’re still here. Hire us!”
The labor market continues to get even more complex as employers and workers recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Data shows fewer workers are out there though. So, where did they go?
What’s Working: Need a job? Tech companies are hiring in Colorado as a pre-pandemic labor crunch continues
When labor’s tight, wages go up and that’s happening in tech. Also: Denver Startup Week begins Monday and there’s a job fair; plus: unemployment updates, personal labor-shortage stories and more.
Your concert ticket is now your palm as Amazon brings new technology to Red Rocks
Starting Tuesday, concertgoers at the venue can connect their palm to a ticketing account
A rural Colorado school district is spending $3 million to connect kids’ homes to the internet. Will it be enough?
Centennial School District R-1 in San Luis plans to transmit its own internet signal out to families’ homes after years of struggling with the state’s digital divide.
A former DU student launched an app to change charitable giving. Now he hopes to turn it into the next big social media platform.
Reyn Aubrey built PocketChange on the concept of micro-donations. He’s reimagined it as a way to inject civility and good into the toxic online world.
Cows on Bluetooth: Your grandpa’s dairy farm is long gone. Meet the farm of the future.
Compared to 30 years ago, Colorado has significantly fewer dairy farms but significantly more cows. How is that possible? Smart technology.
What’s Working: The benefits of employing remote workers living in Colorado’s rural communities
Plus: More companies are excluding Coloradans from their jobs, interesting unemployment trends and a survey showing What’s Working readers are finding work.
Software antivirus pioneer John McAfee found dead in Spanish prison
McAfee, who once had a compound and yoga retreat in Woodland Park, had vowed never to return to America. He died just hours before his extradition to the U.S. to face tax evasion charges was approved.
Colorado reaches 91% rural broadband coverage as efforts to improve internet for Ute Tribes move forward
The state’s Broadband Office is also working with other rural projects, including one on the Eastern Plains that would provide gigabit fiber to more than 50,000 customers
Colorado is the third state to pass a consumer-data privacy bill. Now what?
Yes, you can ask a company to delete your personal data. No, it doesn’t apply to all personal data. And yes, many companies in-and-out of Colorado must figure out how to manage this by July 2023.
Adams 14 will have no online option for elementary students next year and limited online spots for older kids
The north metro Denver district is an outlier. But officials say elementary school students who studied online fell behind their in-person peers in reading and math.
What’s Working: Denver business leaders say $45,000 is the new “scrape-by” wage
More women and people of color fall below that wage so here’s how to help them move up. Plus: Colorado Republicans ask for end to federal unemployment benefits; a company's expansion adds 100 jobs and lots of other actual jobs
What’s Working: Guild Education’s latest $150 million round means more Colorado jobs
The Denver company plans to add 350 workers by year’s end as it helps clients like Walmart, Chipotle and Disney change jobs to careers. Plus: Colorado’s job economy, unemployment backpay, who’s hiring and more.
Nearly 200 companies with Colorado customers reported data breaches in the past 16 months
Colorado has a strong data security bill, but to give more control to consumers, two more data privacy laws have been proposed.
Do you know who’s tracking your online activities and storing your data? You could soon in Colorado — maybe.
The proposed Colorado Privacy Act, which borrows from California and Virginia’s laws, gives consumers the right to tell companies not to track their personal data and delete existing information. But that doesn’t necessarily mean companies will.
What’s Working: How ID.me navigates face masks and social engineering to battle Colorado unemployment fraud
Plus: The state Department of Labor and Employment is cracking down on unemployed workers who don’t show up for job interviews or respond to job offers.
Amazon’s first electric vans started delivering packages in the Denver area this week
The metro area is one of 16 cities planned for new Rivian delivery vans. But the EVs will stay close to distribution centers because of their limited 150-mile range.
What’s Working: Why there are at least 2,314 new technology jobs in Colorado
Plus, the latest on federal aid for restaurants and entertainment venues, fraud updates, and overpayment issues for the unemployed.
Students designed a net-zero solar home in one of Colorado’s coldest mountain towns that could help a housing crisis
The challenge started on a lark during the Solar Decathlon hosted in Denver in 2017. University of Colorado students persisted with novice crew -- and through COVID-19 -- to build a sustainable option to the lack of affordable housing in resort communities.