Understanding the Colorado Broadband Map


Colorado Broadband Office Broadband Map

Colorado Broadband Map

The Colorado Broadband Map displays broadband availability throughout Colorado as reported by service providers. To find broadband providers at a specific location, type in an address or place (town or city name).

Find Broadband Providers by Address
To find broadband providers at a specific location, type in an address or place (town or city name). The map will zoom to the address and provide a list of available providers at that address, as well as available speeds, the type of available coverage, and a link to the provider’s website

View Broadband Coverage
Displays available coverage throughout the state by speed tier. Click the “Layer List” in the top right of the screen to view the layers and legend.

Broadband Board Data Toolkit

The Broadband Board Data Toolkit is now a separate map:

This toolkit was created to help the Broadband Deployment Board view broadband data related to Broadband Fund applications. The toolkit displays service levels based on the broadband coverage data. The three service levels are:

Served (green): has access to 25 Mbps download, 3 Mbps upload
Unserved (orange): does not have access to 25 Mbps download, 3 Mbps upload
Priorty (red): Unserved areas with out access less than 10 Mbps download, 1 Mbps upload

The toolkit also shows Broadband Fund applications and awards from each funding cycle, federal funding, economic development zones, and community anchor institutions.

FAQ

What do the colors mean?
Click on the layer list icon in the top right part of the map to see the legend for each visible layer.

Why are there white gaps on the map?
White gaps on the map indicate a lack in broadband coverage according to our collected data.
What do the speeds mean?
Speeds are displayed by maximum advertised download speed in megabits per second. This means the speeds shown are the highest possible download speed package offered by a provider in any given area. Higher speeds allow a faster internet connection and lower speeds offer a slower internet connection. You can use this Speed Calculator from BroadbandNow.com to determine your household needs.
What are the different types of service?
There are multiple types of broadband service. We categorize them into four major groups (Landline, Wireless, Mobile and Satellite). Learn more about different technology types: Types of Broadband Connections
What are all of the acronyms?
  • GBPS – Gigabits per second
  • MBPS – Megabits per second
  • KBPS – Kilobits per second
What is the best service for my area?
This is based on availability and customer preference. To help determine the best option for you, please use the ‘Find broadband providers’ tool to assess providers and service availability in your area.
How is the data collected?
All of our data is collected directly from the providers themselves. We perform a biannual data call asking providers for updates to their coverage area or speeds. The data is then standardized, anonymized and merged into one data set. If we do not receive data or permission from a provider they are left off of our map.
How is the data processed?
The data is processed differently depending on the type of data delivered by the provider. To increase customer security, landline data is displayed in Public Land Survey System Quarter Quarter sections (PLSS QQ). The data shown is any QQ served by a provider. Wireless data is displayed by propagated model. The topography of Colorado can create coverage gaps in these propagated models, as certain areas of the state contain natural barriers for wireless signals.
Learn more about how the broadband data is processed.
How often is the map updated?
The map is updated twice per year (April and October).
What if I see an inaccuracy in the map/data?
The State of Colorado does not guarantee the accuracy, precision, or completeness of the data within this map. Neither the State nor its staff members are liable or responsible for any damage or loss resulting from the use of the data or from inaccuracies contained in the data. Users are urged to contact broadband providers directly to verify critical information. For any other questions or concerns, please contact the team.
How do I take a speed test?
Visit our Speed Test and fill out the corresponding survey.

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