Hard hat zone …

Park Avenue behind the courthouse is packed with construction trucks and heavy equipment as workers continue the remodel of the old building. The project, which includes the renovation of all three floors and the addition of a data building to house the county’s broadband servers, is expected to be finished in May 2017. Niki Turner photo […]

NEWS BRIEFS: October 22, 2016

Broadband and economic development meeting Oct. 27 at Mountain Valley Bank MEEKER | Please join Rio Blanco County and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade on Oct. 27 from 9-11 a.m. at Mountain Valley Bank. Utilization of broadband service for economic development efforts will be discussed. Please email katelin.cook@rbc.us with any questions […]

Broadband project moves closer to completion

RBC I A crane visible on the top of Lobo Mountain in Meeker Friday marked another milestone toward the completion of countywide broadband optic internet access. The crane installed the framework for a new fiber-fed tower, which, when “lit,” will give residents within an eight-mile radius access to wireless broadband internet. Share on Facebook

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. Share on Facebook

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. Share on Facebook

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. Share on Facebook

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. Share on Facebook

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). Share on Facebook

Broadband groundbreaking…

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