Welcome to the Region 10 Broadband Workshop!
You’re invited! This is a wonderful opportunity to join in intimate, exclusive conversations with some of the most high-caliber individuals in the region’s broadband industry. From established leaders to regional partners, our speakers and panelists are actively changing the map of broadband infrastructure around the state.
Decision-makers and problem solvers as well as corporate, private, government, funding, and research partners will be sparking conversations about the opportunities available in regional and rural development. We will be highlighting partnerships on the Western Slope of Colorado—and asking questions about what is next!
- Learn from people who are actively involved in expanding partnerships
- Bring together regional stakeholders, funders, and developers
- Share both pragmatic concepts and visionary leadership ideals
Finally, we will offer plenty of networking opportunities—through receptions, question & answer sessions and panels—to help you tap into the how broadband infrastructure is shaping up around the state and in our rural regions.
The workshop will kick off with a reception at Crested Butte Center for the arts on Sunday evening, followed by an exciting day of programming on Monday. Please consider coming in early that weekend to see what all Crested Butte and Gunnison have to offer!
Sunday January 29, 2023
Monday January 30, 2023
Colorado Attorney General
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser was sworn in as the State’s 39th Attorney General on January 8, 2019. As the state’s chief legal officer, Attorney General Weiser is committed to protecting the people of Colorado and building an innovative and collaborative organization that will address a range of statewide challenges, from addressing the opioid epidemic to improving our criminal justice system to protecting consumers to protecting our land, air, and water.
He will be sharing his unique perspective on the state of broadband in Colorado and the generational opportunities ahead.
Regional Project Priorities
Regional broadband leaders will share their own priority projects. They’ll share key concepts, next steps and opportunities for you to get involved. You’ll hear from SCEDD, NWCCOG, Garfield County, Region 9, Region 10, Southern Ute Indian Tribe and the San Luis Valley BCO and others.
The Colorado Broadband Office team (part of the Governor’s Office of Information Technology) will provide updates on the ADVANCE Colorado Broadband Grant Program. This includes the $171 million Capital Projects Fund authorized under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). This program is administered by the U.S. Treasury Department.
Of course, we save the best for last! Broadband Specialist Sarah Bleau with the Department of Commerce’s NTIA will share the latest learnings and progress around the $42.5 billion Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment(BEAD) program funded through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act(IIJA). You’ll learn how this once-in-a-generation opportunity will benefit Colorado communities, timelines for funding and eligible uses. There will be time for Q&A. (Please note this workshop will not address NTIA’s $1 billion Enabling Middle Mile program, as that competitive grant program is currently underway.
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