Other news

  • Colorado Governor Polis discussed broadband in state of the state address and signed a broadband executive order. Areas of relevance include:
    • Declaration that: Colorado must leverage funding opportunities and partnerships with local, State, and federal governments, including ARPA and IIJA, communities, private industry, and other relevant organizations to ensure Colorado has robust and scalable broadband infrastructure
      A plan for creating a CBO-led listening tour to understand statewide needs and challenges local communities and providers are currently facing;
  • Develop inter-agency strategies and evidence-based methods to address, among other issues: ii. Barriers that have resulted from complicated or contradicting statutes, local ordinances or other legal and regulatory barriers, including for providing greater access to utility poles
  • Colorado legislature passed data privacy regulation (June 2021)
    • Comparison between Colorado privacy legislation (passed by legislature, has not been signed by Gov. Polis as of 6/11) and Virginia and California’s privacy laws. Colorado’s law is more comprehensive in a lot of significant ways (would be the smallest state to enact privacy leg.) Montana Broadband Bill passed May 11, now optimistic about federal funding
  • Colorado Digital Equity Framework
  • Colorado Department of Local Affairs/Broadband Resources (includes example RFPs and Regional Broadband Plans)
  • Colorado Governor’s Broadband Report (Oct. 2020)
  • Cortez, Colorado, Principles of Community Broadband