Accuracy in the new national broadband map is key in determining how much of the $42.5 billion in broadband infrastructure funds Colorado could receive.
The planning and digital equity grants come from the Department of Commerce as part of the massive infrastructure bill passed by Congress.
The draft FCC broadband maps show Colorado is covered by fast broadband service. But are we? The state wants residents to help check the map
Brandy Reitter, who experiences subpar broadband service while living in Eagle, is leading the Broadband Office’s effort to spend nearly $1 billion in federal funds to get Coloradans access to fiber internet
The permit process can be complicated and opaque. Schoolchildren are paying the price of delay.
The federal funds are aimed at connecting unserved tribal communities in Colorado and Utah to broadband
A visit to Denver by a Federal Communications Commissioner this month to promote a little-used broadband discount left some households even more confused about how to actually benefit. The Affordable Connectivity Program, which offers low-income households $30 to $75 a month to offset internet costs, has been claimed by about 27% of eligible users nationwide […]
About 80% of Colorado households eligible for $30 to $75 a month to pay for internet service don’t seem to want the free benefit. Or perhaps, they just don’t know about it. That’s why Geoffrey Starks, a commissioner with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, dropped by A.B. Hirschfeld Towers in Denver on Wednesday. He wanted […]
Federal funding to pay for internet service took off in the pandemic with programs that provided up to $50 a month to Americans who couldn’t otherwise afford a broadband connection. But even before COVID, many local internet providers had taken it upon themselves to lower the cost of broadband. There’s a push to address digital […]
A federal program offering $30 to $75 each month to offset the cost of broadband internet service has attracted less than 30% of eligible users in Colorado since it launched in January. But that fraction includes 132,060 Colorado households who have enrolled in the Affordable Connectivity Program, as of May 9. The program, which started […]