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Rural Broadband Deployment

Concerning the use of high cost support mechanism funds for rural broadband deployment.
2017 Regular Session
Telecommunications & Information Technology
Bill Summary

Section 1 of the bill updates the definition of a broadband network for purposes of telecommunications regulation and deregulation.

Section 2 updates how the public utilities commission (commission) makes an effective competition determination for high cost support mechanism (HCSM) funding, which is financial assistance provided to telecommunications companies that provide basic telephone service or broadband service in areas that lack effective competition.

Section 3 establishes that HCSM funding cannot be used to support more than one wireline and one wireless line per individual household or individual business.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text

Pursuant to HJR20-1007, the Second Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly is Temporarily Adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2020. 

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Temporary Guidelines for Review and Comment Meetings

The legislature will meet in limited session on Monday, March 30th. The Capitol will be open for the duration of the session for those with essential business related to the session. The building will not be available for public tours. People without essential business are encouraged to access the session through the General Assembly website and Colorado Channel.  Anybody with essential business related to the session will be required to practice appropriate social distancing measures.