Broadband Advisory Board

Broadband Report Image

On October 30, 2020, Governor Jared Polis signed an Executive Order creating a Broadband Advisory Board (BAB) within the Office of Information Technology (OIT) to focus on collaboration and coordination of broadband efforts for Colorado, and to partner with the Office of the Future of Work (OFOW) to provide regular updates to the board on digital inclusion and literacy. 

For more information on the creation of the Broadband Advisory Board, please refer to the Governor’s Broadband Initiatives Report, which was also released Oct. 30, 2020.


Share your feedback

Please use the following survey to provide your feedback about the Broadband Advisory Board. The survey will be open from May 18, 2021 to July 19, 2021.


Calendar

BAB meetings take place on the third Tuesday of each month*. Public comment is available at the beginning of each meeting. If you would like to provide public comment, but are unable to attend or speak at the meeting, please email oit_broadband@state.co.us.

* Note: Starting in May, 2021, the start time of meetings will shift to 11 a.m.

To submit agenda items for consideration for an upcoming meeting, please fill out the Agenda Item Comment Form.


Past Meetings

Visit the Broadband Advisory Board Meetings Playlist on YouTube to watch all recorded meetings.

June BAB Meeting – June 15, 2021 @ 11 a.m. (Virtual Only)

 Meeting Minutes | Recording
Presentations
Federal Funding Update provided by Teresa Ferguson, Director of Federal Funding Engagement

Legislative Update provided by Kate Sneed, Legislative Liaison, OIT

OEDIT Presentation provided by Jeff Kraft, Deputy Executive Director of OEDIT

May BAB Meeting – May 18, 2021 @ 11 a.m. (Virtual Only)

 Meeting Minutes | Recording
Presentations
Federal Funding Update provided by Teresa Ferguson, Director of Federal Funding Engagement

Jamboard Brainstorming session for future broadband interests and topics for the BAB provided by Sarah Smith and Megan Gernert, CBO

April BAB Meeting – April 20, 2021 @ 9 a.m. (Virtual Only)

 Meeting Minutes | Recording
Presentations
Digital Literacy and Inclusion Update provided by Katherine Keegan, Director, The Office of the Future of Work, CDLE

National Broadband Availability Map Presentation provided by Tim Moyer, Director of National Availability Broadband Map Program

Colorado Broadband Mapping Presentation provided by Megan Gernert, Kristy Gantzer, and Alexander Gleason, Colorado Broadband Office and Office of Information Technology

March BAB Meeting – March 16, 2021 @ 9 a.m. (Virtual Only)

 Meeting Minutes | Recording
Presentations
Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Presentation by Teresa Ferguson, Director of Federal Funding Engagement

CDOT Fiber Network Plan Presentation by Allie Axely, ITS Program Support Manager – CDOT

February BAB Meeting – February 16, 2021 @ 9 a.m. (Virtual Only)

 Meeting Minutes | Recording
Presentations
Good News Presentation: Municipal Broadband by Valerie Dodd, Executive Director, NextLight at City of Longmont

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe (UMUT) Presentation by Bernadette Cuthair, Director of Planning and Development UMUT and Diane Kruse, Tribal Broadband Consultant, NEO Connect

Southern Ute Indian Tribe (SUIT) Presentation by Chairman Melvin J. Baker, SUIT

Office of eHealth Innovation (OeHI) Presentation by Carrie Paykoc, Director of OeHI

Connecting Colorado Students Grants Presentation by DeLilah Collins, ESEA Office Assistant Director, CDE

January BAB Meeting – January 19, 2021 @ 9 a.m. (Virtual Only)

 Meeting Minutes | Recording
Presentations (click to expand)
The Pew Charitable Trusts Presentation by Kathryn de Wit and Anna Read

Federal Stimulus Presentation by Teresa Ferguson, Colorado Broadband Office

Broadband Metrics Presentation by Megan Gernert, Colorado Broadband Office.

Thursday, December 17, 2020 @ 9 a.m. (Virtual Only)

  Meeting Minutes | Recording
Presentations (click to expand)
Digital Literacy and Inclusion Presentation by Katherine Keegan, Office of the Future of Work (OFOW)
Links Associated with Presentation:
Broadband Map Presentation by Megan Gernert, Colorado Broadband Office.


Board Members

Per the Executive Order, the Board will consist of the following state agency members:

NameDelegateAgency
Antonio MartinezSarah SmithColorado Broadband Office (CBO)
Betsy MarkeyJeff KraftOffice Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT)
Rick GarciaGreg WinklerDepartment of Local Affairs (DOLA)
Patty SalazarBrian MartinDepartment of Regulatory Agencies (DORA)
Shoshana LewBob FiferColorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)
A representative from any other agency or organization that has relevant projects and initiatives focused on broadband activities within the State, as appointed by the Executive Director of OIT.

Non Voting Board Members:

NameDelegateAgency
Kate GreenbergJordan BeezelyColorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
Commissioner Katy AnthesDeLilah CollinsColorado Department of Education (CDE)
Carrie PaykocStephanie BennettOffice of eHealth Innovation (OeHI)
Katherine KeeganOffice of the Future of Work (OFOW) in the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE)
Kathryn RedHorseJennifer LewisColorado Commission of Indian Affairs (CCIA)
Andy FrohardtColorado Office of the Attorney General (COAG)

Policies


Contact

Contact the Broadband Advisory Board by filling out this Contact Form or by emailing oit_broadband@state.co.us. If you are commenting on an upcoming agenda item, please use the Agenda Item Comment Form.

To receive Broadband Advisory Board updates, sign up for the Colorado Broadband Office newsletter by entering your email address below.

Stay Connected during COVID-19: Broadband Resources and Updates