Updated May 20, 2020 at 12 p.m.
On this page you will find broadband news, information, and resources to help communities stay connected during this challenging time. This page will be updated as new information becomes available.
If you have concerns about your broadband access or capacity, we recommend contacting your current service provider directly.
For information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Colorado, please visit the official Colorado COVID-19 website:
Our list of resources has been growing rapidly. Please select from the following to see resources and news specific to each sector.
Share Your Story
We are collecting stories from the community about their broadband experiences during this unprecedented time in our history. We are aware that broadband has become even more important to our daily life as we are asked to learn and work remotely. The CBO invites you to participate in a survey sharing your experiences. The survey is short and the data will provide an understanding of how Coloradans’ lives are impacted by their broadband experience.
How are internet service providers (ISPs) responding to the COVID-19 crisis? Read about the Keep Americans Connected Pledge in Colorado
Many other organizations have put together resources in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Below are a few of those sites:
FCC Coronavirus Page: fcc.gov/coronavirus
NCTA COVID Dashboard: “COVID-19: How Cable’s Internet Networks Are Performing“. This interactive dashboard gives insight into usage trends and network performance.
National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA): COVID-19 Resources
Fiber Broadband Association: COVID-19 Resource Center
Economic Development Administration CARES Act Recovery Assistance Grants
Funding Available: $1.5 Billion
Application Deadline: No application deadline, application window opened May 7
The Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding of an additional $1.5B on Thursday, May 7, 2020. The grants will be made under the authority of its Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) program, which is intended for the economic development needs and priorities of local and regional stakeholders. EDA will make 80-100% grant awards ranging from $50,000-$30 Million.
The State of Broadband Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Hearing
May 13, 2020, at 10 a.m. EDT
More information: https://www.commerce.senate.gov/2020/5/the-state-of-broadband-amid-the-covid-19-pandemic
The Fiber Broadband Association is hosting a weekly video series entitled “Fiber for Breakfast”. The 30-minute live video discussions take place every Wednesday at 10 a.m. EDT. For more information visit: Fiber for Breakfast
Broadband Breakfast hosts a weekly livestream every Wednesday at noon EDT: Broadband and the Coronavirus