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.
Therefore, NWCCOG is embarking on a strategic planning effort focused on improving access to broadband for an eight county area, which consists of Rio Blanco, Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Pitkin, Routt and Summit counties as well as the City of Glenwood Springs and Town of Carbondale.
This project is funded by a grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Fund. The end goal of this strategic planning effort is to develop a blueprint that will outline several action steps local governments can take to improve access to broadband in the region.
Part of this planning effort involves asking all stakeholders in the various communities to provide input on what will make broadband better in this region.
NWCCOG is asking all community members to complete a short survey that will help build good information for the plan, whose goal is to help ensure that residents and businesses in the region have sufficient access to broadband.
The survey can be found on NWCCOG’s website: www.nwccog.org — under “News and Current Issues” on the homepage.