Rural Colorado is about to score a major broadband win
A bipartisan bill to spend more than $100 million to extend high-speed internet to rural Colorado is headed to the governor
March 26, 2018
Gov. John Hickenlooper is poised to sign a bill to allocate $115 million in the next five years to extend high-speed internet to rural Colorado, a significant step toward achieving his goal to connect the entire state.
The measure is a legacy piece for the term-limited governor and a major victory for state lawmakers who prioritized the needs of beleaguered rural communities as a way to bridge their deep divide with the state's robust urban areas.
"People didn't think we could get it done — I wasn't sure we were going to get it done — but I think it's something that down the road will make this state stronger and more resilient forever." Hickenlooper said in an interview.
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