Jeffrey Hurd, representing DMEA and SECOM, testified in support of SB 20-128. Mr. Hurd addressed questions raised during earlier discussion.
Hilary Cooper, representing San Miguel County, testified in support of the bill. She discussed the importance of broadband to rural Colorado.
Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill.
Mark Kurtz, representing DMEA/Elevate, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Hurd responded to questions regarding some forthcoming amendments. Ms. Cooper responded to questions regarding negotiations with Tri-State Generation and Transmission on broadband provision. Discussion ensued on this point. Mr. Johnston returned to discuss Tri-State negotiations. Discussion returned to the regulatory carve-outs written into forthcoming amendments.