Broadband Development Program

The Broadband Development Program organizes, educates, and coordinates stakeholder groups to support planning, policy development, and broadband deployment. The objective is to ensure all Coloradans have access to reliable, cost-effective broadband internet. The program is tasked with the coordination of broadband programs across all state agencies and facilitate broadband development through public private partnerships.

Statistics

96%

Percent of households with access to broadband internet as of October 2019

87%

Percent of rural household with access to broadband internet as of October 2019

90

Number of broadband providers participating in our mapping effort as of October 2019

1,379

Number of schools with fiber infrastructure as of September 2019


Initiatives

Rural
Broadband


Working with our local and regional partners across the state to support communities in their broadband planning and infrastructure development.



Goal: Ensure that 92% of rural households have broadband access by the end of 2019.

Broadband
Mapping


Collect and maintain broadband availability information in order to identify unserved areas, support planning and policy, and support stakeholders.



Goal: Strengthen Map Data Accuracy and Applicability

Kids Link
Colorado


Working to ensure that all students in Colorado have access to scalable infrastructure, high-speed affordable bandwidth, and ubiquitous
Wi-Fi for digital learning.


Goal: Increase Connectivity and Affordability of K-12 Broadband Services through E-rate

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