90% of Coloradans have good internet access. 99% is the goal, Polis says.

Colorado Newsline: Colorado leaders are ready to get 99% of households in the state connected to high speed, affordable broadband internet, now that the state has been awarded a large sum of federal funding, Gov. Jared Polis said at a press conference Thursday. 

Polis, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse of Lafayette — all Democrats — and several other state leaders gathered at the Forge technology campus in Loveland, which implemented municipal broadband in 2018, to celebrate the $827 million in federal funds the state received as part of the Biden administration’s Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment program.

“It’s inexcusable that 190,000 Coloradans today have little to no high speed access, and that will be remedied with this investment. And we look forward to making sure that it’s deployed efficiently and effectively to help bridge the digital divide,” Polis said. 

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