Lunch Keynote: A Deep Dive into Colorado’s BEAD Strategy to Get 99% of Colorado Connected by 2027
August 8 – 12:45 pm to 1:30 pm
State broadband offices were on June 24, 2023, allocated nearly $42 billion from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s broadband infrastructure law. Colorado’s state broadband office is set to receive $826,522,650.41 – on par with what prior estimates were expecting. Mountain Connect 2023 takes place as state broadband officers are seeking to digest, understand and share insights about how they can leverage the funds to best effect. In this fireside chat with Broadband Breakfast’s Drew Clark, Senator John Hickenlooper and Colorado Broadband Office Executive Director Brandy Reitter will both share their thoughts, hopes and worries about the greatest rollout of broadband funds in the history of the Centennial State.