Moffat, Routt, and Ouray Counties to receive over $5 million to connect nearly 760 homes to high speed internet
AVON/DURANGO, CO – Representatives Dylan Roberts and Barbara McLachlan today celebrated a historic $22.8 million investment in broadband grants that will connect 4,267 homes to high speed internet across Colorado. This funding, awarded last week by the Broadband Deployment Board, comes from a combination of state and federal funds, including $35 million of stimulus funds provided through HB21-1289.
The Yampa Valley Electric Association will receive over $3 million to connect 439 homes in Craig and Hayden.
“I’m excited to see this historic investment in broadband infrastructure that will connect over 400 homes in Craig and Hayden to high speed internet,” said Rep. Dylan Roberts, D-Avon. “This is exactly why we directed $35 million to expand high speed internet access in rural Colorado, save people money and build the 21st century infrastructure our families need. Affordable, high-speed internet is critical for our rural residents and economies and with these grants, we’re closer to our goal of connecting nearly every Coloradan. This is great news for Northwest Colorado..”
Clearnetworx in Ouray County will receive over $2 million to connect 318 homes in Ouray.
“High speed internet has become essential for everyday activities, but access can be a real struggle in our communities,” said Rep. Barbara McLachlan, D-Durango. “The Colorado Broadband Board has already directed millions to expand high speed internet access in Southwest Colorado, and I’m excited to see even more funding flow to our communities that will provide hundreds more families in rural Colorado affordable internet access they need.”
The projects announced last week are below, and the full list of projects funded by the Board can be found here: