Colorado’s new advisory board starts discussions on expanding broadband access across the state

The Denver Post: Gov. Jared Polis issued an executive order on Oct. 13 creating a broadband advisory board tasked with being the public face of the state’s efforts to plan for and provide reliable high-speed internet access to people across the state.

That board held its first meeting Thursday, one day after the Colorado legislature authorized a $20 million grant program aimed at improving broadband access for students and educators in a year when online learning has become essential.

Based on the meeting, held virtually over Zoom, it appears the new body will not be inserting itself into legislative “sausage-making” at the capitol as it seeks to fulfill the tasks Polis has laid out for it.

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