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Lawmakers make another attempt at closing the state’s digital divide

This story was originally published on Feb. 2 and updated on April 2 after Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the bill into law.  For Senator Don...

Lawmakers race to secure federal broadband money

This story was updated Wednesday afternoon to reflect a vote by the House.  The Colorado House Wednesday passed a bill aimed at securing as much...

Colorado voters clear path toward Obama’s cheap, fast internet

In Colorado, where residents in seven cities and counties this past November voted to free local government from state laws prohibiting them from offering their own internet service.

Civil and digital rights advanced

notes on the 111th day of the 2014 legislative session

Stimulus officials seek help in extending super highway into digital darklands

There are people in Colorado and around the country who don't have access to broadband internet. Worse is that a lot of them, accustomed...

Colo. wins stimulus money to map Internet terrain and lay the...

The Governor’s Office of Information Technology has won federal Recovery Act cash to up the speed limit on the information superhighway in the overdue...

Polis, Perlmutter signed onto Net policy letter meant to serve Verizon

Colorado U.S. Reps. Jared Polis and Ed Perlmutter signed onto a letter to the Federal Communications Commission last week Thursday that was penned by New York Democratic U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks. The letter was signed by 70 other members of Congress and appears to have been crafted by Meeks to cater to Verizon Communications, the second-largest employer in his New York district and also the second-largest contributor to his campaign coffers. Verizon donated as much as $43,000 to Meeks, according to campaign-cash tracking website Open Secrets. The letter was sent in advance of meetings the FCC plans to hold Thursday on national broadband policy.

Colorado schools look to stimulus funding for broadband boost

Many Colorado schools operate without adequate access to an increasingly critical utility:  broadband service. It’s a problem that plagues many rural and some urban...
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