The federal Affordable Connectivity Program provides up to $30 a month to pay for internet service. State participation rate is lower than the national rate.
Deadline nears for correcting Colorado locations with terrible broadband service
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 awarded $5.9 million to figure out how to use $100 million to improve broadband service
The planning and digital equity grants come from the Department of Commerce as part of the massive infrastructure bill passed by Congress.
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
Opinion: What’s the obstacle to pushing broadband into underserved areas? The humble utility pole
The permit process can be complicated and opaque. Schoolchildren are paying the price of delay.
Colorado’s Ute Mountain Utes get closer to gigabit internet after $22.7 million federal award
The federal funds are aimed at connecting unserved tribal communities in Colorado and Utah to broadband
The $30 broadband credit little used in Colorado takes effort from low-income users. Here’s how to qualify.
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 […]
Feds: $401M will add high-speed internet to rural places across the country, including Colorado
By Ken Ritter, The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — The federal government is pledging $401 million in grants and loans to expand the reach and improve the speed of internet for rural residents, tribes and businesses in remote parts of 11 states from Alaska to Arkansas. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told reporters Wednesday, ahead […]
How some low-income Colorado households are getting gigabit-internet service
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 […]