Category Archives: News

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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MOUNTAIN CONNECT DAY THREE (TUESDAY) RECAP

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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Communications Daily: FCC Seeks Most Bang for Buck in CAF II Auction

June 7, from Communications Daily By David Kaut The FCC is committed to striking the right balance of cost and speed in its upcoming Connect America Fund Phase II reverse auction to spread broadband deployment further into high-cost areas, an FCC official said at the live-streamed Mountain Connect conference in Keystone, Colorado. “We’re dedicated to getting…
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Mountain Connect Day Two (Monday) Recap

Day Highlighted by FCC’s Ryan Palmer Keystone, Colorado – Today a record number of attendees and sponsors gathered for the sixth annual Mountain Connect Conference, with highlights available online at on Mountain Connect’s Twitter Feed. Sessions including “Financing Options for Municipal Networks,” “Google Fiber’s Lessons Learned,” “Goals for Our Next Administration,” “The State of Broadband:…
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KDNK Reporting From Mountain Connect: Community Updates

June 7, 2016 KDNK's Gavin Dahl reports from the 2016 Mountain Connect Broadband Conference. Hear from Glenwood Springs information services director Bob Farmer, Benton Foundation policy director Amina Fazlullah, City of Montrose innovation and community engagement director Virgil Turner, Rio Blanco County IT director Blake Mobley and Institute for Local Self-Reliance director of community broadband networks…
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Mountain Connect Donates $5,000 to Dale Hatfield Scholars & Research Program

  First Annual Golf Outing at Mountain Connect Conference Raises Funds For University of Colorado Scholarship Program Keystone, Colorado – Today Mountain Connect’s Jeff Gavlinski presented Phil Weiser, Dean at University of Colorado School of Law with a check for $5,000 to benefit the Dale Hatfield Scholars and Research Program. The program is designed to…
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