Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Technical Conference - Apr 1

Colorado Broadband Technical Conference

 

Sponsored By:

The Governor's Office of Information Technology
The Governor's Office of Economic Development
The Department of Local Affairs
The Colorado Innovation Council
The Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship

 

The passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) has created a new sense of urgency around spurring broadband deployment and adoption. In particular, ARRA calls for an investment of $7.2 billion in broadband programs, requiring the NTIA to award $4.7 billion in grants and RUS to award $2.5 billion in grants and loans over the next 18 months. Given Colorado¿s ongoing broadband initiative, our State is well-positioned to make the most of this opportunity.

 

In this Technical Conference, we will discuss Colorado¿s broadband mapping initiative as well as our broadband stimulus efforts. This all-day conference will include morning sessions that will focus on: the Colorado mapping project, the Colorado strategy for producing the best possible results through broadband deployment grants and loans, and opportunities around innovative adoption programs. These sessions will be designed both to share the thoughts of Colorado policymakers and elicit valuable feedback. To maximize the opportunities for brainstorming, we will hold a series of working groups/breakout sessions in the afternoon, discussing the specific topics of (1) infrastructure grants; (2) the nature of the mapping initiative (including data collection, on-the-ground engagement, and the upgradeable online interactive map); (3) adoption program opportunities; (4) availability of affordable backhaul to facilitate broadband access; and (5) barriers to providing service. 

 

Participation is free, and registration is required.

 

Date:

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Time:

8:30am to 5:00pm

Location:

University of Colorado Denver

Turnhalle Room, Tivoli

900 Auraria Parkway
Denver, Colorado 80204

Registration & Info:

http://www.silicon-flatirons.org/registration.php?id=641

 

Please contact Dara Hessee at 303-866-6258 or at dara.hessee@state.co.us with any questions.

 

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