Policy

There is perhaps no service as complicated as modern telecommunications from a policy perspective. Fiber optics, DSL, cable, wireless, wired, 4G, 5G, Wi-Fi – the number of technologies that provide our communications platforms seems to expand daily. With this rapid pace of change, maintaining good public policy can be a challenge.

One of the roles of the Colorado Broadband Office is to provide a space and mechanism for all stakeholders, public and private, local, state, and federal, to collaborate and address the challenges that communities and states face to ensure their citizens have the connectivity they need to flourish. The CBO does not set policy, that’s the role of the Governor and Colorado General Assembly. However, the CBO attempts to identify the issues, educate stakeholders on the most salient ones and provide factual analysis as needed.

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Colorado Related Statutes, Policy and Regulatory Resources

2018

Senate Bill 18-002: CONCERNING THE FINANCING OF BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT

House Bill 18-1099: CONCERNING CRITERIA THAT THE BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT BOARD IS REQUIRED TO DEVELOP WITH REGARD TO AN INCUMBENT TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROVIDER’S EXERCISE OF A RIGHT TO IMPLEMENT A BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT PROJECT IN AN UNSERVED AREA OF THE STATE UPON A NONINCUMBENT PROVIDER’S APPLICATION TO THE BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT BOARD TO IMPLEMENT A PROPOSED BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT PROJECT IN THE UNSERVED AREA

House Bill 18-1116: CONCERNING MEASURES AUTHORIZING THE BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT BOARD TO SEEK FEDERAL MONEY EARMARKED FOR FINANCING BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT

Senate Bill 18-104: CONCERNING A REQUIREMENT THAT THE BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT BOARD FILE A PETITION WITH THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION TO SEEK A WAIVER FROM THE COMMISSION’S RULES PROHIBITING A STATE ENTITY FROM APPLYING FOR CERTAIN FEDERAL MONEY EARMARKED FOR FINANCING BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT IN REMOTE AREAS OF THE NATION

2014

House Bill 14-1327: CONCERNING MEASURES TO EXPAND THE DEPLOYMENT OF COMMUNICATION NETWORKS, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, ENACTING THE “BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT ACT”.

House Bill 14-1328: CONCERNING THE DEPLOYMENT OF BROADBAND INTO UNSERVED AREAS OF COLORADO THROUGH GRANT-MAKING FROM MONEYS ALLOCATED FROM THE COLORADO HIGH COST SUPPORT MECHANISM, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.

Related: Broadband Fund website

House Bill 14-1329: CONCERNING THE EXEMPTION OF CERTAIN INTERNET-PROTOCOL-ENABLED SERVICES FROM OVERSIGHT BY THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.

House Bill 14-1330: CONCERNING AN UPDATE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS TERMINOLOGY FOR INTRASTATE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES.

House Bill 14-1331: CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF BASIC LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICE AS IT AFFECTS EFFECTIVE COMPETITION, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.

2012

Executive Order D 2012-037: ESTABLISHING BROADBAND RESPONSIBILITIES IN THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

2005

Senate Bill 05-152: CONCERNING LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMPETITION IN THE PROVISION OF SPECIFIED COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES.

Related: CCI CML Joint Memo on 152 Elections

Federal Communications Commission Resources

Open Internet

FCC 10-201: (12/23/2010) Preserving the Open Internet

GN Docket No. 09-191
View FCC-10-201A1.pdf

FCC 15-24: (03/12/2015) Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet

GN Docket No. 14-28
View FCC-15-24A1.pdf

FCC 17-166: (01/04/2018) Restoring Internet Freedom

WC Docket No. 17-108
View FCC-17-166A1.pdf

Connect America Fund (WC Docket No. 10-90)

Listed below are a number of the key orders pertaining to CAF. For a full listing of Connect America Fund (CAF) resources, please visit the FCC website. For information on the CAF II Auction process, visit our CAF Phase II Auction page

Rural Broadband Experiments (WC Docket No. 14-259)

Visit the FCC website for more resources on the Rural Broadband Experiments.

FCC 14-98 (07/14/2014): Rural Broadband Experiments Order. View FCC-14-98A1.pdf

Public Safety Resources

2012 Spectrum Act: Creating the FirstNet initiative

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