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.
Colorado is challenging 13,000 speed inaccuracies in the new federal broadband map
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
How Colorado plans to cover 99% of the state with super-fast internet
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
Colorado reaches 91% rural broadband coverage as efforts to improve internet for Ute Tribes move forward
One look at Colorado’s official broadband map and Bernadette Cuthair will tell you it’s wrong. As the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe’s director of planning & development, Cuthair has been working to help her community access faster internet service. But the current broadband map makes it seem like the southwestern town of Towaoc, the base for […]
Rural Colorado sees more broadband options coming online. But getting up to speed is taking longer than anticipated in some areas.
A rush of broadband service is moving into the outskirts of the state, where internet faster than 10 mbps seems scarcer than the number of people who live there. Ting Internet, already rolling out gigabit service to residents in the city of Centennial, acquired a Durango-based internet provider last month and just announced it will […]
Removing banned tech from China’s Huawei will cost rural Colorado telecoms over $300 million. Will it even fix the problem?
Facing costs of more than $300 million to rip out equipment now banned by the U.S. government over national security concerns, Fort Morgan-based Viaero Wireless made its plea to the Federal Communications Commission last year to keep the Huawei Technologies parts it installed years ago. “The FCC’s proposed rule threatens Viaero’s ability to survive. Viaero […]
From Denver to Durango, public-access TV channels still face budget threat after FCC decision
Public-access channels fearing funding cuts received a temporary reprieve as the Federal Communication Commission exempted the channels while approving new rules that limit how much cities can charge cable TV providers in franchise fees. The PEG channels — short for public, educational and governmental access — are often one of the few local sources televising […]
Dish Network to begin offering mobile service as part of antitrust deal in T-Mobile-Sprint merger
Dish Network is jumping into wireless phone service after federal antitrust regulators on Friday announced their approval for mobile carriers Sprint and T-Mobile to merge. As part of the approval, Douglas County-based Dish, best known for satellite TV service, will pick up Sprint’s prepaid business customers and some wireless spectrum in a deal valued at […]
Opinion: Content creation is changing, and public access media must evolve, too
Just like bookstores and video rental outlets, radio stations, television stations and newspapers are being forced to reinvent themselves to ensure long-term stability, the City and County of Denver is taking an innovative approach to modernize public access media. The city is ensuring that public access media remains relevant and accessible by adapting to rapidly […]
After GOP group pulls ads for Mike Coffman, Democratic group cancels some of its spots for Jason Crow
A Democratic super PAC that is working to defeat U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman in the 6th Congressional District will slash its spending on TV commercials, but other outside groups may take up the slack. The move comes after the Congressional Leadership Fund, a group affiliated with U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, cut its TV time […]