Broadband important to rural Colorado

RBC I The 260 residents of Ten Sleep, Wyo., drive at least 26 miles to buy groceries and 112 to catch a plane. Local businesses include the Crazy Woman Café and Dirty Sally’s, a soda fountain and souvenir shop. You wouldn’t expect an Internet entrepreneur to launch a startup here.

Udall, senators push for rural broadband

RBC I Mark Udall, a staunch advocate for rural Coloradans, joined a bipartisan coalition of senators calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to do more to encourage rural telecommunications companies to upgrade phone and Internet service in rural areas in Colorado and across the country.

Broadband meeting eyes possibilities

RBC I The Rio Blanco County Broadband Telecommunications Summit, held Tuesday at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely, attracted a variety of broadband technical experts, service providers, local, county and state officials, chambers of commerce, health care providers, community organizations, college officials, business owners and county residents as well as individuals sharing by teleconference.

Big players meet Tuesday on broadband in county

RBC I A public presentation on broadband telecommunications will be hosted at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Weiss Conference Center on Tuesday at noon.

Public meeting Sept. 24 will look at broadband availability in county

RBC I A public summit presentation on digital broadband telecommunications, open to all Rio Blanco County residents, will be hosted at Colorado Northwest Community College’s Weiss Conference Center at noon on Sept. 24

‘Stop work’ order given on AT&T’s tower

MEEKER I The AT&T tower under construction south of Meeker on County Road 13 has been hit with a “stop work order,” which puts an instant halt to continuing work on the equipment building at the site.

Public input sought on broadband

RBC I The Northwest Colorado Council of Governments (NWCCOG) recognizes that access to broadband services to connect to the Internet and other online services is important to economic development and quality of life in the region.

Broadband can speed up life, but what does that mean to county?

RBC I What is broadband and why do I need it? Broadband is the next generation of telecommunications technology that is replacing the traditional copper phone wiring that served the nation with phone and data services for more than a century. Unlike copper wire, which requires literally thousands of small copper telephone wires bundled in […]

Broadband: Safety net for 1st responders

RBC I The National Telecommunications Information and Administration (NTIA) held the First Net board of birectors’ meeting in Boulder, Colo., on Feb. 12.

Broadband committee reps meet

RBC I High-level federal representatives from the National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) attended a broadband committee meeting Jan. 18 in Craig, according to Northwest Colorado Telecommunications Committee broadband chair Audrey Danner.

Broadband: cell tower alternative

RBC I The final hearing on the application for a cell tower use permit will be held Monday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. at the Fairfield Center. It is recommended that concerned individuals attend this hearing.

Broadband: NW Colo. technology team looks to future

RBC I The Northwest Colorado Broadband Local Technology planning team met Jan. 15 in Craig. The team is chaired by retired Moffat County Commissioner Audrey Danner. Representatives of a number of broadband fiber optic cable private sector service providers were present along with local government representatives, telecommunications consultants, information technology directors and community-based broadband coalition […]