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Subsidized broadband program speeds up, but Colorado customers must upgrade to keep discount

A national low-income broadband program will get a speed boost on Tuesday as new federal requirements go into effect for the Lifeline service. But not all Lifeline customers will automatically see the upgrade to 25 megabits per second from 20 mbps for fixed broadband service, or an increase to 11.75 gigabytes of data for wireless […]

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Internet service in western Colorado was so terrible that towns and counties built their own telecom

Internet outages became a distant memory this month as a good chunk of western Colorado turned on a new broadband system. But this wasn’t built by a typical telecom. It took a band of local governments and partners from 14 rural communities to stitch together the 481-mile network, dubbed “Project Thor.”  Communities from Aspen to […]

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Cable industry counting on NBC’s new Peacock streaming service to keep your attention — and dollars

At the Comedy Works South in Greenwood Village in early March, cable professionals gathered to hear about the future.  It came in the form of graduate students sharing what they would do if they were in charge of Peacock, the new Comcast NBCUniversal streaming service debuting for Comcast cable customers on April 15 and to […]

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CenturyLink, Comcast suspend internet data cap during coronavirus crisis

This story was updated at 5:20 p.m. after Comcast announced it would also pause its data cap on internet use. CenturyLink is suspending its data cap on internet usage for customers, who are increasingly finding themselves hunkering down at home as schools temporarily close and workers move online to prevent the spread of the contagious […]

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Writing a term paper on a cell phone? For Colorado college students forced off campus by coronavirus, that may be the best option.

Haley Colling hunkers down in the Auraria Library just about every weekday, often relying on the library’s computers and internet connection to complete her homework. With a broken laptop and a weak internet connection at home, the Metropolitan State University of Denver sophomore depends on the campus’ technology to keep pace with her academics. That […]

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Silverman: ‘Tis the season for basketball, but we get lumps of coal from Comcast and Altitude

Tis the season. Basketball season. NBA games galore on Dec. 25. A quintuple header. Our Northwest Division-leading Nuggets will pluck the Pelicans Christmas night. Santa and ABC/ESPN are good to us on their big day. The rest of this regular season, we get lumps of coal from Comcast and Altitude Sports. Unless you have DirecTV […]

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Comcast raising local TV fees 57% in January; Altitude Sports missing from 2020 lineup

With no resolution in sight between the state’s largest cable TV provider and the channel that broadcasts Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche games, Comcast is moving into 2020 without Altitude Sports and plans to increase a separate local-broadcast fee by 57%. Starting Jan. 1, Comcast will reduce its regional sports network fee in Colorado by […]