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Opinion: Amid a digital divide, we must connect American communities for the future

The gap between those who have access to high-speed internet services and those who do not is most evident in rural, remote areas.

Opinion Columns

Tens of thousands of Colorado kids still lack internet access. State stimulus dollars will only offer a short-term fix.

Lawmakers are devoting $20 million to help improve internet connectivity for students. Education leaders are grateful, but say the money won’t solve the root of the issue: inadequate infrastructure.

Education

Colorado unemployment benefits site back online after outage due to expired domain

The coworkforce.com page that unemployed workers request benefits expired on Nov. 28

Technology

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

The federal Lifeline program provides $9.25 to low-income consumers for wireless or broadband service. But the FCC’s upgrade on Dec. 1 may leave some CenturyLink or mobile customers behind -- and with higher bills.

Technology

As 2020 Census approaches finish line, Colorado looks to close the gap of who’s undercounted

While final results won’t be available for months, self-response rates are showing mixed results compared to 2010

Politics and Government

Why thousands of Colorado students disconnected from school despite hotspots and internet deals

Some lawmakers, superintendents, and education advocates are calling for a fundamental shift in the way Colorado thinks about internet access

Education

Opinion: A tidal wave is sweeping over our educational system

Opinion Columns

Nicolais: Struggling higher education institutions could learn a thing or two from my brother

After spending nearly fifteen years developing online education courses for Harvard, my younger brother sees more opportunity than despair in the current environment

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Bridging the digital divide will accelerate learning and economic growth

Opinion Columns

What’d I Miss?: Video blackout

Cartoons

Colorado will miss its goal to hit 92% broadband coverage in rural areas by June

Sussing out which parts of the state barely have service is a guessing game. But several gigabit internet projects in the works could fill gaps.

Technology

Little-known internet network plans Western Colorado expansion to link students, nonprofits to supercomputers

Front Range-based GigaPop wants to team with local governments on the Western Slope to improve broadband in rural Colorado. It’s looking for funding for the $2.2 million project.

Technology

Opinion: You’re reading this online, but not every Colorado family can. Public-minded TV is still here to educate children.

Opinion Columns

Opinion: The coronavirus is magnifying the equity gaps between Colorado students

Opinion Columns

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

The new 481-mile rural Project Thor network is complete -- and run by a regional government council. It’s the opposite of what a state law intended 15 years ago

Technology

How do you study online without a computer or internet access? It’s a reality for many Colorado kids.

As school districts roll out online learning after coronavirus shut down schools, about 55,000 Colorado students don’t have access to a device and 64,000 don’t have access to the internet

Education

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

Even with the splintered cable market where broadband is more profitable than video, content is still king.

Business

CenturyLink, Comcast suspend internet data cap during coronavirus crisis

Area internet service providers say their networks are ready for heavy home use during COVID-19 containment. “The network is built for this,” Comcast says.

Technology

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

As Colorado universities shift to online classes to shield themselves from COVID-19, students lacking computers and internet access may have to get creative

Education

Rural Colorado sees more broadband options coming online. But getting up to speed is taking longer than anticipated in some areas.

The expansion goes nicely with the state’s goal to get rural Colorado up to speed -- to 92% by June from 87% today

Technology
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