The Impact of Broadband
Access to broadband has a strong correlation with economic well-being. Nationwide, the impact it has on the communities it connects is real and measurable. The Broadband Fund exists to connect communities and fuel economic growth in unserved areas across Colorado. The Broadband Deployment Board provides grants through the Broadband Fund to deploy broadband service in unserved areas of the state.
The Broadband Deployment Board within the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) has awarded $2.1 million in grants in an effort to close the broadband internet service gap between rural and urban Colorado communities. Seven recipients were awarded grant funding for eight infrastructure projects that will be completed over the next two years. As a result, over 4,700 households and 175 businesses in Eagle, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Lake, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray, Prowers, Sedgwick and Weld counties will benefit from Broadband Internet access.
- September 12 - 2017 Grant Applications Due
- September 22 - Broadband Town Hall at Western State in Gunnison
- October 30 - Third Quarter Grant Status Report and Reimbursement Request Due
- November 15 - 2017 Grant Applications Review and Comment Period Closes
The Deployment Board was established to provide grants to unserved areas of Colorado. Find out more about the Deployment Board: