Broadband Spurs Economic Growth
Broadband access has become a crucial factor for economic development in communities across the country. It directly impacts not only local business' ability to operate outside their region, but affects residents' access to goods and services like education and healthcare. Communities with broadband access experience real, measurable benefits, and the Broadband Fund seeks to amplify those benefits by enabling more infrastructure projects to kickoff across Colorado.
Access Success: Red Cliff
Thanks to strong partnerships and the perseverance of its residents, the Town of Red Cliff located in a remote valley between Minturn and Leadville now has reliable broadband for its community center, government offices, homes, and businesses. Funding from the Broadband Fund, Department of Local Affairs, Town of Red Cliff and Forethought.net made this project possible.
Access Success: Paonia, Olathe, and Montrose
Elevate Fiber extended their cutting-edge fiber network to provide service to 4,000 homes and businesses in the Paonia, Olathe, and Montrose areas. Funding from the Broadband Fund and Elevate Internet made this project possible.