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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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Colorado pours $2M into internet access for families while partnering with providers like T-Mobile to expand broadband

Colorado will invest $2 million in federal coronavirus relief funds in school districts trying to make sure all of their students have a reliable internet connection while learning at home.  Districts will be able to use the money to purchase hot-spots for families who live in areas where broadband service isn’t readily available or to […]

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T-Mobile says its close of Sprint deal delayed until next year, despite Colorado dropping its opposition

By Tali Arbel, The Associated Press T-Mobile says it expects its combination with Sprint to close next year as it awaits a December antitrust trial with a group of state attorneys general. The company previously planned to complete the $26 billion deal this year. The U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission have approved the […]

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Colorado leaves lawsuit challenging Sprint-T-Mobile merger after Dish promises wireless service HQ, 2,000 jobs

Colorado has agreed to end its involvement in a multi-state lawsuit seeking to block the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile in exchange for assurances that Dish Network’s new wireless phone service and some 2,000 jobs will be headquartered in the Centennial State. The Colorado Attorney General’s Office announced the deal on Monday morning. Dish has […]

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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 […]