Broadband possible by year’s end

MEEKER I Rio Blanco County’s Information Technology Director Blake Mobley presented a detailed update on the county’s broadband project to the Meeker Board of Trustees at the July 19 meeting. The massive undertaking, which includes a network of fiber lines in Meeker and Rangely as well as several towers at various locations to “bounce” the […]

State broadband grants available now thru DORA applications

RBC I The Broadband Deployment Board within the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) is now accepting applications for broadband infrastructure project grants that support the deployment of broadband internet service to unserved Coloradans in rural communities throughout the state.

Broadband forums today

RBC I Several local entities are combining efforts for a community forum on “Broadband for Your Home” today at noon and at 6 p.m. today at Meeker Public Library.

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…

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.