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Colorado Region 10

Colorado Region 10

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This project is being financed with the assistance of a Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) grant for broadband planning and preliminary design and engineering services.

NEO’s Scope of Work. NEO is currently working with Colorado Region 10 in the broadband plan for the six-county region, including the counties and communities within Hinsdale, San Miguel, Montrose, Delta, Gunnison and Ouray Counties. Our scope of work includes community engagement and meetings with the key business leaders and existing service providers and infrastructure owners within the region. We are also putting together a preliminary design and engineering plan for a regional network with carrier neutral facilities and estimated capital costs for numerous business models for consideration. These include a regional middle mile network, a network that extends to anchor institutions and finally, a FTTX network in the event that the municipalities may offer telecommunications services with the opting out of SB-152.

Services Provided:

  • Stakeholder and Community Engagement Meetings
  • White paper on Benefits of Community Advanced Broadband Networks
  • Mapping of existing assets
  • Network Planning and Route Development
  • Ownership models, business models
  • Business and financial planning, public-private partnerships

The Result. The plan will address bringing redundant and abundant broadband to the six-county Region in Colorado, making broadband more accessible and affordable.