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A recently-formed partnership between the Federal Communications Commission and CenturyLink, the nation’s third largest communications company, could bring better broadband access to Northwest Colorado. As part of the agreement, the FCC will allocate $6 million to assist CenturyLink in bringing improved access to Colorado.

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FCC, CenturyLink partnership provides rural broadband funding

Last week the Federal Communications Commission announced a public/private partnership with CenturyLink to extend broadband Internet access to rural Coloradans. The announcement was made last Thursday through the FCC’s Connect America Fund, which is allocating $6 million to assist CenturyLink in providing greater broadband access to more than 8,100 Colorado locations. CenturyLink, the nation’s third largest communications company, is expected to bring broadband Internet access to more than 21,000 residents as a result of the partnership. Following the announcement Colorado Democrat Sen. Mark Udall called the partnership an important first step for Colorado businesses.

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