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 colorado.fiber.community; 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.

Letter to the Editor: Meeker town trustees back broadband measure

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to the voters of Rio Blanco County, the Town of Meeker Board of Trustees is in support of the ballot issue to exempt Rio Blanco County from SB05-152.

Letter to the Editor: Meeker chamber backs broadband in election

Dear Editor: The Meeker Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors votes yes in favor of ballot issue 1A on the mail-in ballot for the Nov. 4 election. A vote of yes on this ballot issue could bring high-speed Internet access capability or “broadband” to our area.

Letter to the Editor: Rangely officials support broadband measure 1A

Dear Editor: The Town of Rangely supports the county’s efforts to develop and enhance robust broadband infrastructure in our community and throughout the county.

Letter to the Editor: Vital for broadband issue to pass in RBC

Dear Editor: Broadband ballot issue 1A is a critically important measure before Rio Blanco County voters for a variety of beneficial reasons, including economic development, heritage and agri-tourism, public education, high-quality entertainment and much more.

Letter to the Editor: Support for ballot issue for broadband

Dear Editor: Rio Blanco County voters are strongly encouraged to support ballot issue 1A on the mail-in ballot for the Nov. 4 election.