More questions and answers on county’s broadband project

RBC I Recent questions regarding the new Rio Blanco Broadband fiber optic telecommunications services for residential and business locations have been expressed in the Herald Times with everyone wanting to know the details of this project. The following “frequently asked questions” are offered in an effort to address those and other questions that may be […]

Broadband meeting Oct. 30

MEEKER I If you have questions on how you, your home and your local Meeker business will be affected by the availability of broadband, plan on attending the next Meeker Chamber of Commerce Business Leaders’ Luncheon. The luncheon will be held Oct. 30 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Meeker Public Library. Meet the […]

Broadband construction well underway in county

RBC I As the orange fiber optic lines of broadband service begin rolling out across the county many home and business owners in Meeker and Rangely are full of excitement and questions about the project.

Letter to the Editor: Question about fiber optic Internet access answered

Dear Editor: I am writing in response to Kelvin White’s question about getting fiber optics to his home. I know you’ll be writing another article soon on it, but I just want to share a few things with your readers.

Letter to the Editor: How will we obtain broadband?

Dear Editor: I see the fiber optic lines are currently being installed in Rangely (and Meeker).

Broadband groundbreaking…

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Wednesday in Meeker Town Park to mark the start of the Rio Blanco County-wide construction on a broadband Internet system for all parts of the county. Speaking to roughly 40 people present were, from left, county Economic Development Director Katelin Cook; county IT Coordinator Blake Mobley; County Commissioner Jeff Eskelson; Alex Thorquist of network operator; and Meeker Town Administrator Scott Meszaros. All spoke of the importance of this project to Rio Blanco County and what it will mean for economic development and everyday life in the county.

Broadband installation to begin in Meeker, Rangely

RBC I Years of talk, months of planning and grant acquisition are over. As of Monday, Circle H Construction, Inc. out of Nampa, Idaho, will begin construction of the broadband infrastructure in Meeker and Rangely.

Gardner, other senators push for expanded rural broadband

RBC I U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced June 18 that he, along with a bipartisan group of senators, has written a letter to Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, asking them to review efforts to bring broadband Internet access to rural America and to present an analysis of existing programs and […]

County’s broadband project to begin soon

RBC I Within the next year, Rio Blanco County will begin construction on its prepared plans to greatly increase communication capabilities countywide through the installation of broadband Internet and potential cell phone services.

USDA wants rural applications for broadband

RBC I USDA Rural Development State Director Trudy Kareus announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is soliciting applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Community Connect Program grants, providing funds to establish essential broadband services in rural communities where it is currently not available.

Work already starting on broadband in Rio Blanco County

RBC I With the adoption of Broadband Initiative 1A on Nov. 4 by Rio Blanco County voters, the Broadband Task Force headed by Rio Blanco County Information Technology Director Blake Mobley has moved swiftly to implement the various complex components and systems required to bring affordable, abundant and redundant high speed digital telecommunications services to […]

Letter to the Editor: RBC commissioners support broadband

Dear Editor: Modern communication, whether by radio, phone or the Internet, is a major part of our lives. In my lifetime. we have gone from writing letters confirming meeting dates weeks or even months down the road to instantly setting up face-to-face meetings a few minutes ahead of time.