ReConnect is the USDA’s newest grant, loan, and combination grant/loan program supporting broadband access to rural homes, farms and businesses.
ReConnect Awards serving Colorado
- On November 25, 2019, Emery Telecommunications & Video Inc. was awarded a $2.7 million grant to deploy fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP), serving 551 homes and farms, 494 in Colorado and 57 in Utah.
- On October 13, 2020, Emery Telecommunications & Video Inc. was awarded a $6.3 million grant to deploy a FTTP network to connect 1,638 people, 91 farms, 52 businesses, three fire stations and two post offices in Dolores, San Miguel and Montezuma counties. Emery will provide a $2.1 million match making the total project cost $8.4 million.
- On October 29, 2020, Yampa Valley Electric Association (YVEA) was awarded a $6 million grant to provide gigabit FTTP, expanding northwestern Colorado’s rural broadband access to 264 homes, farms and businesses located in Routt, Moffat and Eagle counties. YVEA will provide a $2 million match making the total project cost $8 million.