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41F2A8DA55713BD287258A19006B47CE Hearing Summary


Date Aug 28, 2023      
Location SCR 352

Department of Transportation - Committee Discussion Only

01:31:50 PM  
Herman Stockinger,
Deputy Director and Director of Policy, and Allie Axley, Intelligent Transportation
System (ITS) Branch Manager, with the Colorado Department of Transportation
(CDOT) gave a presentation on broadband to the committee.
01:35:55 PM  
The presentation
included an overview of CDOT and broadband, the ITS branch, fiber network,
and the proposed type of agreements for fiber: dark fiber lease, public
private partnership, and a proposed, simplified fee structure. The presentation
continued with fee structures development.
01:44:54 PM  
The committee asked
questions on Section 43-1-1204, C.R.S. and if it was completed on time
per statutory requirements, why the deadline has been missed by nearly
a year, and fiber lease rates common practice. The committee commented
on statute deadlines needing to be met. The committee continued to ask
questions on why transportation commission approval is needed, legal risk,
TABOR calculations and other impacts on the fee structure.

01:59:53 PM  
CDOT continued to answer questions from the committee on accessibility to underserved communities, how the funding would be distributed, and public-private partnerships.

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