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Recent Announcements

  • October Broadband Data Delivery As OIT prepares for the new broadband data collection process, we delivered the last data set to the NTIA for the State Broadband Initiative. Overall we received very good participation ...
    Posted Nov 3, 2014, 12:24 PM by Megan Chadwick Gernert - OIT
  • Carrier Perspectives: South Park Telephone Co. connects the Guffey Community Charter School A cherished frontier tradition from the Old West—friends and neighbors pulling together for a common cause—has helped bring 21st-century telecommunications technology to a remote school and the ...
    Posted Nov 3, 2014, 12:23 PM by Megan Chadwick Gernert - OIT
  • OIT’s Distance Learning: Access Anywhere to Education Everywhere Here’s an often overlooked fact:  The same grant that funded the broadband mapping efforts and our Local Technology Planning Team project had a third component; to help Colorado’s ...
    Posted Sep 26, 2014, 3:54 PM by Megan Chadwick Gernert - OIT
  • FirstNet Colorado: Cutting Edge Communications for Colorado’s First Responders Quick, what’s the one thing you can’t do without?  Your Smartphone right?  Now think how frustrating it is when you don’t have coverage or it takes forever ...
    Posted Sep 26, 2014, 3:53 PM by Megan Chadwick Gernert - OIT
  • Regional Spotlight: Conversations for a Connected Colorado Quarterly Meetings As we continue to move forward towards our goal of statewide broadband access, we (OIT) are continually analyzing our approach and modifying our efforts to fit the needs ...
    Posted Sep 26, 2014, 3:52 PM by Megan Chadwick Gernert - OIT
  • Redefining the Colorado Broadband Map: Part II OIT is continuing to define the new broadband data development process. The broadband service database will proceed as a means for Coloradans to identify where broadband service is inadequate or ...
    Posted Aug 27, 2014, 1:58 PM by Megan Chadwick Gernert - OIT
  • Statewide Broadband Asset Inventory In an effort to identify the state owned and managed assets that could potentially help expand broadband access and capacity in Colorado, OIT has been working to create a GIS ...
    Posted Aug 27, 2014, 1:56 PM by Megan Chadwick Gernert - OIT
  • Englewood-based Exede Internet Team Marks Decade of Progress in Satellite Internet A decade can reflect vast leaps in technology, and that’s certainly been the case with satellite Internet – an industry with deep roots in Colorado. July marked the 10th anniversary ...
    Posted Aug 27, 2014, 1:55 PM by Megan Chadwick Gernert - OIT
  • NWCCOG Broadband Planning This introductory report from the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments (NWCCOG) Regional Broadband planning team explains how and why this initiative started, where we are today, and plans for the ...
    Posted Aug 27, 2014, 1:54 PM by Megan Chadwick Gernert - OIT
  • FCC Announces $100 million for Rural Broadband Experiment Program On July 14th The FCC issued a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FCC 14-98) formally implementing the Rural Broadband Experiment Program proposed in January and ...
    Posted Jul 31, 2014, 10:11 AM by Megan Chadwick Gernert - OIT
  • Regional Spotlight: Upper Arkansas The Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments (UAACOG) was recently awarded a planning grant through the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) to develop a regional broadband strategic plan. Each of ...
    Posted Jul 31, 2014, 10:08 AM by Megan Chadwick Gernert - OIT
  • Carrier Perspectives: Mammoth Networks Mammoth Networks brings Gigabit access to Steamboat Springs: Mammoth Networks is pleased to announce the launch of Gigabit broadband access in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, continuing the company’s legacy of ...
    Posted Jul 31, 2014, 10:07 AM by Megan Chadwick Gernert - OIT
  • Redefining the Colorado Broadband Map In the last legislative session, the Colorado General Assembly and the Governor approved funding to continue broadband mapping in the State. This will sustain the broadband mapping staff currently in ...
    Posted Jul 31, 2014, 10:05 AM by Megan Chadwick Gernert - OIT
  • OIT’s Recap of Mountain Connect 2014 The 2014 Mountain Connect Rural Broadband Conference was an overwhelming success!  Thank you to Audrey Danner and Jeffrey Gavlinski for dedicating their time and efforts to organize this event.  Mountain ...
    Posted Jun 24, 2014, 2:36 PM by Megan Chadwick Gernert - OIT
  • Carrier Perspectives: Peak Internet Peak Internet was founded in 2001 to provide broadband communications services to the underserved and overlooked communities in Teller County, CO. Since then, Peak Internet has led the way with ...
    Posted Jun 24, 2014, 2:36 PM by Megan Chadwick Gernert - OIT
  • Regional Spotlight: Central Western Slope Regional Planning Region 10 League for Economic Assistance and Planning was recently awarded a grant through the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) to develop a broadband implementation plan, and is ...
    Posted Jun 24, 2014, 2:35 PM by Megan Chadwick Gernert - OIT
  • HB 14-1328: The Broadband Bill Update With the signing of HB14-1328 on May 9-10,  2014, the Governor set in motion the process of establishing of a Broadband Fund and Broadband Deployment Board to provide ...
    Posted Jun 24, 2014, 2:32 PM by Megan Chadwick Gernert - OIT
  • Other activities at the Colorado Broadband Data & Development Program The main focus of the Colorado Broadband Data & Development Program (CBDDP) is the collection, processing, and mapping of broadband service information for the Colorado and National Broadband Maps.  However, our ...
    Posted Jun 24, 2014, 2:32 PM by Megan Chadwick Gernert - OIT
  • FCC to Address IP Transition Experiments The FCC released its draft agenda for the July Open Commission Meeting, which includes an agenda item to discuss the IP Transition Trials that were presented earlier this year and ...
    Posted Jun 24, 2014, 2:30 PM by Megan Chadwick Gernert - OIT
  • Colorado Broadband Map Updated! In March of this year OIT submitted the penultimate broadband data submission to the NTIA. Again OIT is very appreciative to the broadband providers who contributed their data to this ...
    Posted May 19, 2014, 12:49 PM by Megan Chadwick Gernert - OIT
  • Regional Spotlight: Northeast Plains The Northeast Plains is a six county region consisting of Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington and Yuma Counties. It is primarily a rural agricultural area with employment in the Food ...
    Posted May 19, 2014, 12:48 PM by Megan Chadwick Gernert - OIT
  • Carrier Perspectives: Skywerx Industries SkyWerx Industries was founded in 2003 by brothers Jered and Justin Davis.  With less than $15,000 in starting capital they have built Skywerx into one of the largest Wireless ...
    Posted May 19, 2014, 12:47 PM by Megan Chadwick Gernert - OIT
  • Broadband/Telecommunications Legislation Passes We are excited to announce that two broadband bills (HB14-1327 and HB14-1328) and three telecommunications bills (HB14-1329, HB14-1330 and HB14-1331) were passed during the recent ...
    Posted May 19, 2014, 12:54 PM by Megan Chadwick Gernert - OIT
  • Multiple broadband planning RFPs released throughout the state Multiple RFPs have been released in Colorado for regional broadband planning projects.  View the RFPs by clicking the links below.  Please check back here for updates!East Central Council of ...
    Posted May 14, 2014, 10:48 AM by Megan Chadwick Gernert - OIT
  • What is the Broadband Speed Test? The primary purpose of the internet speed test is to provide consumers with the ability to retrieve real-time information about their broadband connection.  This information can help the consumer ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2014, 11:57 AM by Megan Chadwick Gernert - OIT
  • Colorado Submits Multiple Letters of Interest for the FCC’s IP-Transition Program As part of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) efforts to begin the movement towards all IP-based networks (Docket WC10-90) they recently released order FCC-14-5A1.  The order ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2014, 11:57 AM by Megan Chadwick Gernert - OIT
  • Regional Spotlight: Southwest Colorado SCAN Project Overview by Miriam Gillow-Wiles, SWCCOG The Southwest Colorado Council of Governments (SWCCOG) area encompasses the state defined Region 9 of Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, and San ...
    Posted Apr 22, 2014, 10:53 AM by Megan Chadwick Gernert - OIT
  • Broadband/Telecommunications Legislation Introduced Multiple bills that seek to update and modernize Colorado’s broadband and telecommunications environment were introduced into the House on March 20th.  The five bills are intended to reshape the ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2014, 11:58 AM by Megan Chadwick Gernert - OIT
  • Carrier Perspectives: CenturyLink CenturyLink completes network upgrade in Lyons Residents and businesses now have access to Internet download speeds up to 40 Mbps.  The fiber-based broadband network upgrade in the town of ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2014, 11:57 AM by Megan Chadwick Gernert - OIT
  • Broadband/Telecom bills introduced There have been 5 bills introduced into the legislature (House) that will have an impact on broadband efforts in the state.  They have been assigned to the House Business, Labor ...
    Posted Mar 20, 2014, 3:39 PM by Megan Chadwick Gernert - OIT
  • FCC IP Transition Order and Experiments The FCC released the Technology Transitions Order on January 31, 2014.  The Commission has invited expressions of interest by March 7, 2014, from entities willing to deploy robust, scalable broadband ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2014, 3:30 PM by Megan Chadwick Gernert - OIT
  • Distance Learning Notes - December 2013 posted December 2013 Distance Learning Notes for have been posted.  Please visit the OIT Broadband website to view current and archived Notes. 
    Posted Mar 4, 2014, 2:13 PM by Megan Chadwick Gernert - OIT
  • Yuma County Economic Development Corp launches Broadband Taskforce Yuma County Economic Development Corp has launched a taskforce in order to research the broadband challenges in the county.Find out more here!
    Posted Mar 4, 2014, 2:12 PM by Megan Chadwick Gernert - OIT
  • NWCCOG Releases Regional Broadband Strategic Plan The Northwest Colorado Council of Governments has released their Regional Broadband Strategic Plan.  Please visit the NWCCOG website to view the plan and for more information.
    Posted Mar 4, 2014, 2:12 PM by Megan Chadwick Gernert - OIT
  • Distance Learning Notes - November 2013 posted November 2013 Distance Learning Notes for have been posted.  Please visit the OIT Broadband website to view current and archived Notes. 
    Posted Mar 4, 2014, 2:12 PM by Megan Chadwick Gernert - OIT
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