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2017 Conference Sessions – Video

This year's recorded sessions feature some (but not all) of our lively panels and presentations. Colorado Governor's Cabinet Panel Moderator: Anthony Neal-Graves: EED CO Broadband Office Panel Stephanie Copeland: ED OEDIT, Irv Halter: ED DOLA, Sumana Nallapati: CIO State of Colorado, Michael P. Lewis: CO CDOT Sterling Ranch: Colorado’s First Ground-up Smart City, Mountain Connect…
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Communications Daily Day 3 Coverage

Adam Bender, covering Mountain Connect 2017 for Communications Daily provided the following updates from the Tuesday sessions: Officials Weigh Risks of Muni Broadband Against Inaction Acting alone, the private sector is unlikely to spread broadband everywhere it’s needed, Colorado government officials said Tuesday at Mountain Connect, a municipal broadband conference streamed from Dillon. Colorado seeks…
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Communications Daily Day 2 Coverage

Adam Bender, covering Mountain Connect 2017 for Communications Daily provided the following updates from the Tuesday sessions: Gigabit Broadband Speeds Should Be US Goal, Conference Told Gigabit-speed networks could resolve policy issues including net neutrality and the rural-urban divide, broadband advocates said Tuesday at the Mountain Connect conference webcast from Dillon, Colorado. The gigabit network…
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Agenda Includes National Leadership Aimed at Uncovering Creative Community Broadband Solutions Keystone, Colorado – Today Mountain Connect, the West’s leading conference announced its agenda and speaker lineup. The conference is dedicated to accelerating smart city and municipal broadband efforts to promote innovation and drive economic growth. This year’s conference is once again at the Keystone…
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June 12, From the Deseret News by Drew Clark There are some things governments do well, and there are other things the private sector does best. Disaggregating the "governmental" function from the "competitive" function of services — such as high-speed broadband internet services — can help us think more clearly about the pros and cons…
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Communications Daily: Colorado Prepares Alternative to FirstNet State Plan

June 9, from Communications Daily By Adam Bender Colorado will be prepared to build its own radio access network (RAN) for the national public safety network and may reject FirstNet’s proposal if the federal plan doesn’t meet the state’s expectations, a state official said Tuesday at the live-streamed Mountain Connect conference in Keystone, Colorado. Brian…
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Communications Daily: Munis Opt Out of Colorado Ban on Community Broadband

June 8, from Communications Daily By Adam Bender A Colorado state legislator cheered an increasing number of communities that have voted to allow broadband deployment by their local governments, opting out of a 2005 state restriction. In a live-streamed keynote Tuesday at the Mountain Connect conference in Keystone, Colorado, Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush (D) supported…
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Daily Sentinel: A lesson in broadband projects

From The Daily Sentinel, by Dennis Webb Venturing into public-sector broadband development has provided benefits and lessons for county and local governments in Colorado, according to speakers Tuesday at an annual conference. Representatives from Rio Blanco County, Cortez, Glenwood Springs and Fort Morgan were among speakers at the Mountain Connect Broadband Development Conference that was…
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Open Access Debate and Broadband Awards Highlight Final Day Keystone, Colorado – Today the region and nation’s broadband leaders gathered for the final day of the sixth annual Mountain Connect Conference, with highlights available online at on Mountain Connect’s Twitter Feed. Sessions including “The Internet of Things,” “FirstNet Colorado,” “Public Sector Broadband Development Panel,” and…
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