Southwest Colorado to receive $6.3 million from feds for more broadband access

A telecommunications company is set to receive $6.3 million in federal funding so more Coloradans in the southwest part of the state have access to broadband.

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., said Tuesday that the funding, provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), will mean 1,600 residents, in Dolores, San Miguel, and Montezuma Counties will be connected to broadband. Some businesses, farms, fire stations, and post offices in the counties will also receive broadband access, Gardner’s office said.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the digital divide that exists in many of our rural communities, and it’s more important than ever to keep Colorado
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