The Colorado Broadband Data and Development Program (CBDDP) is a statewide broadband mapping and planning initiative led by the Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT). The program is federally funded by a $5.3 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Grant, administered by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). It has four components:
Visit the Broadband Mapping Page
View the Colorado Broadband Map
The CBDDP gathers broadband coverage data directly from service providers across the state on a biannual basis and processes the data to meet the broadband mapping standards set by the NTIA. Data is validated against consumer speed tests to increase the data accuracy and to help identify unserved and underserved areas. Take the speed test here.
The data are compiled into a single, statewide dataset, which is delivered to the NTIA to be included in the National Broadband Map and is also displayed in the Colorado Broadband Map, an interactive mapping application showing broadband availability, technology types, and providers across the state.
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The mission of the Governor’s Office of Information Technology broadband planning effort is to promote an environment that enables a cost effective, sustainable, high-speed, scalable broadband network and encourages the adoption and use of broadband services for improved health, safety, education and economic development.
Communities are encouraged to take control of their broadband environment by forming Local Technology Planning Teams. These are local and regional groups made up of community leaders, private citizens and business representatives who are focused on identifying broadband needs and developing unique solutions for their communities. Working independently and in conjunction with each other, these teams are both a source for the information used to develop this strategy and the end-point for its implementation.
Visit the Colorado State Address Dataset Page
OIT with local, state and federal partners is coordinating and gathering a database of physical addresses in Colorado. The purpose of this work is to increase the accuracy of governmental decisions involving citizens, property, and the economy by way of precise and comprehensive georeferenced addressing. Current, complete and accurate address points will increase the accuracy portrayed in the Colorado Broadband Map, manage boundaries and enumerations, and assist in responses to emergencies.
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The Distance Learning project is working to increase coordination and course offering capacity to P-20 (pre-school to post-secondary/higher education) interactive video distance learning sites and content providers statewide. The grant has funded the addition of 12 new interactive video distance learning sites for use in the 2012-2013 school year. The project is also funding new course content, distance learning training programs, and professional development for teachers.
The project is guided by the Colorado Distance Learning Task Force, which was established by OIT. This group is made up of Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) executive directors and staff members, and representatives of content providers such as the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, special service providers such as the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind, and post-secondary providers such as the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (UCCS).